If a girl is taught to use a measuring tape to assess her value, then her sense of self is already fractured at a tender age.
Orthodox girls are creative, talented and introspective. That should not be a surprise to the media, writes Leslie Ginsparg Klein.
Recent declarations by Israeli haredi rabbis against women’s higher learning are not about gender but about secular education.
When she was in seventh grade, DeDe Jacobs-Komisar was the object of great concern at her Bais Yaakov school. She was failing to become, as the rabbi put it, ‘a giggly girl.’
Women cannot be Orthodox rabbis. That much is clear in the resolution passed unanimously at the annual conference of the Rabbinical Council of America, held at the Young Israel of Scarsdale April 25-27. But that is all that’s clear in the resolution, which can be read in its entirety here.