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October 4, 2015 | 21st Tishrei 5776
Gender Issues


  1. Jan 2007 Digest 003

    [Re:]…Rosh Chodesh services held specifically for women. Sure, you can say that this sort of thing "doesn't take away from the community's experience" but simply adds meaning to one segment of that community, but at the end of the day the Orthodox will say the same thing about men-only davening. We reject that latter--why is a service held specifically for women at all acceptable in anything other than a hyper-PC world? If we reject exclusivity and sexism, we reject it--period. It may not be intended as sexism, but that's what it is.

  2. Jan 2007 Digest 006

    I admit that I have had mixed feelings about the gender neutrality issue in liturgy and Torah readings. I do not enjoy the new gender sensitive Torah translation because I feel that more has been lost than gained--including the poetry of the Hebrew...


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