The change in terminology recognizes the elevated professional role that cantors have in modern times and eliminates some barriers they have faced in their clergy work, say officials of the Reform movement. Read more »
Throughout May, well be paying homage to the role of women in the rabbinate in advance of the 40th anniversary of the ordination of Rabbi Sally Priesand. Look to many of our resources below, join the conversations on RJ Blog, use #JewishWoman on Twitter, or comment on our Facebook wall about the Jewish leaders who have impacted your life.
May 9-10: Lag BaOmer During the solemnity of the counting of the Omer, Lag BaOmer gives us a 24-hour window of festivity when weddings and special occasions are celebrated.
May 26-27: Shavuot. Shavuot is the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Special customs on Shavuot include reading the Book of Ruth, staying up all night to study Torah and Mishnah and eating dairy meals.