Women As Rabbis


I am in agreement with Joseph Rackman that one day there will be Orthodox women who will have the stature of a rabbi — no matter what label is used (“Mrs. Maimonides,” Opinion, June 25).

The Jewish Week has had many articles and letters for and against this issue, including a letter stating that certain leading rabbis, like Moshe Feinstein and Joseph Soloveitchik, opposed. It is interesting to that Bible scholar Nechama Leibovitz was a contemporary of theirs. 

She was a woman who was greatly admired and held in high esteem by many rabbis here and in Israel. 

Women today are not going to be controlled, condescended to and ignored by the “macho” culture that dominates elements of our religion.