The Rabbinical Council of America’s discussions and debate about “deepening women’s roles” can be considered a step in the right direction (“One Step Forward,” Editorial, April 30).
Recognizing the need for broadening women’s horizons in Torah studies and understanding deeper meanings embedded in the Torah is also a step forward.
Generally, not (caring for) giving Jewish women with achievements “titles” is not shocking. After all, hasn’t this been the scenario all along?
Jewish women have traditionally used their intuition to navigate matters, even though they were behind the scenes. Perhaps, for these women, a feeling of “inner connection” is satisfactory and even more expansive than “titles.”
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