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    Alvin Reines, whose philosophy helped lay the foundation for the ordination of female rabbis, died Nov. 14 at age 78. Reines was a longtime professor of philosophy at the Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. More ▸

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    A Conservative rabbi is running a marathon to honor the movement’s first ordination of a female rabbi. Lisa Gelber, associate dean of the Jewish Theological Seminary, will run in the Nike 26.2: A Marathon for Women to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More ▸

  • Leaders of the Tribe [part 4] from Up-and-comers to Insiders, Portraits of American Jewish Leaders

    The American Jewish community boasts a variety of leaders. JTA has selected a sample to show some current models in championing the causes of Jewish life. “The Up-and-Comer” Matthew Grossman, executive director, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization For Matthew Grossman, 33, one of the youngest professionals heading a major American Jewish organization, Jewish life has just… More ▸

  • Highlights of Jewish News: 5764 October 2003

    MOSCOW Belarus’ Jewish community protests a decision by the country’s Education Ministry to close a Jewish studies institute. NEW YORK Russian Jewish scientist Vitaly Ginzburg is awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Ginzburg is honored “for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids,” the Nobel Prize committee says. JERUSALEM Twenty-one people are killed… More ▸

  • 20 Years After Conservatives Began Ordaining Women, Inequity Continues

    Women in the Conservative rabbinate are paid less, occupy fewer senior positions and are more likely to be unmarried than their male counterparts, a new survey has found. They also lag behind men when it comes to holding onto their first jobs, are less likely to occupy full-time positions and almost unanimously say they are… More ▸

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    Male rabbis in the Conservative movement are paid more and occupy more senior positions than female rabbis, according to a new study. The movement’s Rabbinical Assembly surveyed 177 rabbis ordained since 1985 and found that the gender discrepancy can be explained only in part by family-status issues. More ▸

  • In a First, Orthodox Shul Hires Woman to Rule on Certain Jewish Legal Issues

    For centuries, observant Jewish women had to go to the only religious authorities available, male rabbis, when they had questions about perhaps the most intimate of issues: their sex lives. But now there is a female Orthodox legal expert on American soil trained to respond to women’s issues such as mikvah, menstrual cycles and couples’… More ▸

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    Rabbi Julia Neuberger is to become the first female rabbi — and the second rabbi of either gender — to serve in Britain’s House of Lords. A health care activist, Neuberger joins the upper chamber of the United Kingdom’s legislature for the Liberal Democrat Party. The director general of Britain’s central Jewish group said he… More ▸

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    Some 100 Christians and several Jewish leaders attended a joint Passover seder in Rio de Janeiro. The April 1 seder was held in Rio’s largest synagogue and led by Brazil’s only woman rabbi. Rabbi Sandra Kochmann, the assistant spiritual leader of the 1,000-family Reform temple ARI, discussed the meaning of Passover and each of the… More ▸