“This is the Orthodoxy I identify with,” Miles told Jewish Week. “I still want to stay here and fight and represent the charge.”
During the past year, Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, a public intellectual who writes for the Jewish press, has spoken out against rape in the Orthodox community, as well as the need for women to assume leadership roles in American Orthodox Judaism.
In this clip from episode 33 of The Salon, Jewish women discuss the aftermath of the Rabbi Barry Freundel mikvah scandal and what it says about religious authority more broadly. This month’s guests are Rachel Krantz, Senior Features Editor at Bustle.com; Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, Executive Director of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance; and documentary filmmaker Debra Gonsher Vinik, founder of Diva Communications (“All of the Above: Single, Clergy, Mother”). The Salon is hosted by Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, with Rachel Sklar, founder of Change the Ratio and TheLi.st.