The New Phenomenon of Haredi Feminism

A conversation with Avital Engelberg, a graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, on feminism, the challenges of Halakha and modernity.

Talia Kohen,

Book of Isaiah Bible passage in three languages
Book of Isaiah Bible passage in three languages
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Avital Engelberg speaks about her journey from a degree in theater from Tel Aviv University, to studying in a three year Halakha program in Lindenbaum to studying for the rabbinate at Yeshivat Maharat. 

She speaks about her title “Rabba” and the politics behind it. Rabba Avital also talks about the new phenomenon of haredi feminism. Will a woman ever be the Chief Rabbi of Israel?

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