Single women now outnumber married women in the United States and have gained unprecedented political and social power. For Judaism to flourish it must embrace this new reality and not treat single women as a problem that needs to be solved.
Sure, it’s important that an Orthodox woman who uses the title rabbi was hired by a synagogue. But ultimately, the title is only a label. More important is the work that she does, and will do.
Rachel Rosenthal offers up eight anecdotes of Jewish feminism to warm your heart.
The Yeshiva University rabbi claims that women studying Talmud is undermining the foundation of the Orthodox community, Rachel Rosenthal says he’s right — and that’s a good thing.
The rush to approve “female viagra” leads Jewish educator Rachel Rosenthal to ask what Judaism says about whether (and should) women have sexual desire?
The underlying theme of the Book of Ruth is kindness. Kindness that has the power to redeem those who are the most broken, and one day, even the world.
To many in the world, Orthodoxy and feminism seem to be inherently contradictory. Belda Lindenbaum showed those of us who wanted to embody both that it was possible, says Rachel Rosenthal.
Growing up, Rachel Rosenthal’s commitment to modest dress was directly correlated to her increasing discomfort with her body. It’s time, she argues, for a serious conversation about self-image.
In the argument over working parents and Jewish day schools, Rachel Rosenthal argues that until teachers are paid according to their worth the conversation is incomplete.
A year after Rachel Rosenthal graduated from college, she was swept off her feet. By the Talmud. Since then the Jewish text has remained one of her great loves.