Tag Archives: Innovation in Torah
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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Innovation and Change in Jewish Thought, from an 18th Century Rabbinic Leader
Innovation. Development. Human intelligence. Human error. How important are these to Jewish thought and practice? According to Rabbi Arieh Leib Heller, one of the foremost rabbinic authorities of 18th century Poland, they are essential: intrinsic to the Jewish people and … Continue reading