Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Orthodox Women Rabbis--Of Course!

Thank you to Gilla Nissan for sending me this news item from The Times of Israel.

A cohort of four new rabbis--two men, two women--were ordained in Jerusalem on June 9 at Har'el Beit Midrash.

Of course Modern Orthodoxy is inclusive of women as rabbis, according to Rabbi Herzl Hefter, himself a graduate of Yeshiva University in New York City. 

"It's the normal thing to do," he says.  

The new rabbis include Rahel Berkovits and Meesh Hammer-Kosoy.  

The article cites a number of previous ordinations in the US and elsewhere of women as Orthodox rabbis and predicts that soon there will be 100 Orthodox women rabbis in the US.

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