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Why I believe in Women and Their Batei Midrash

Shayna Goldberg acknowledges the challenges facing women's Talmud study but it's still worth the fight.

Women’s Talmud Study and the Value of Choice

Jack Bieler argues that the most important element of advancing women's Torah study is the ability to choose.
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Women’s Torah Study and Cosmic Evolution

Ilan Fuchs on the Lubavitcher Rebbe's unique view on women's Torah learning.

“You’ve Always Had the Power”: On Women and Wizards and Rabbis (Oh My!)

Sarah Rindner draws on L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz, and what the classic story says about the role of women in Orthodox Judaism.

Postmodern Orthodoxy: Giving Voice to a New Generation

Gil Perl draws from Rav Shagar to argue that "Postmodern Orthodoxy turns its gaze inward toward the conflicts raging within the individual as he or she seeks out meaning and strives for relevance.

Building Upon the Rav’s Legacy in Women’s Learning

Ezra Schwartz The recently published account of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s inaugural shiur at Stern College has rightfully generated much conversation about women and Gemara study. In light of this appropriate benchmark of forty years,...

Why Are There Empty Chairs in the Beit Midrash?: Updating the Communal Agenda

Tova Warburg Sinensky “We are commanded to love God, exalted be He, to meditate upon and closely examine His mitzvot, His commandments, and His works,...

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein’s Novel Position on Women’s Talmud Study

The novelty of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein's teachings on women's Talmud study... explained, by Shlomo Zuckier!

Women, Talmud Study, and Avodat Hashem

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, ztz"l, on the need for women's Talmud study, presented at the dedication of Ma'ayanot High School. 

Nafshah Hashkah Ba-Torah: A Response to Rabbi Saul Berman

Devora Steinmetz Thank you to Rabbi Saul Berman for his essay about the deliberations and planning that led to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s opening shiur at Stern...