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Aliyot for women in an orthodox setting?

Last year, members of many orthodox synagogues in the UK created “partnership minyanim” in which women as well as men read from the Torah and were called up. Surprisingly, the classic rabbinic sources are more open to this practice than … Continue reading

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Slaves or Slave-Owners?

An extraordinary comment in the Jerusalem Talmud over-turns our self-image as “slaves in Egypt” and reminds us that we might have been slave-owners too in Egypt.  It suggests that Passover commemorates not only the day when we became a free … Continue reading

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