A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book
is a mosaic of prayers and the life stories of the women
who composed them, has given rise to a longing for the
world of mothers and grandmothers – even if they never
spoke about it (or perhaps we didn’t want to listen.
Generations of mothers and grandmothers kept this world,
and their prayers, carefully guarded. The source of our
restlessness is impossible to locate; nowhere in the
book can we point to the source of our longing. But it
is there, and it keeps reminding us of its presence. It
is this longing that inspired the words then, and that
continues to smolder within them, warming so many hearts
The book attempts to present the prayers
in such a way as to preserve their authenticity while
appealing to contemporary men and women. I would be glad
to receive reactions, information, and ideas that could
broaden and enrich the discourse on this site and in
other forums, as well as for the purposes of further
of Approbation by Rabbi Lau
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Jerusalem: Kolech, 516 pages.
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and Women Only Add Color.
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Method is the Message:
Explaining Inconsistent Research Findings
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Institutionalization: Questions Regarding Gender and
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is there no civil marriage in Israel?
America may have gotten universal gay marriage last
month, but Israel won’t be doing the same in the near
future. A bill proposed by Yesh Atid party MK Aliza
Lavie that would have instituted civil marriage,
including for gays, was voted down in the Knesset plenum
Wednesday by an 11-vote margin, with 39 for and 50
and Acceptance: Lessons Israel can learn from American
The plane lands on the tarmac to a rousing round of
applause. As the passengers exit, they walk down the
stairs and kiss the ground at Ben Gurion Airport. Flight
after flight, year after year, Jews from all over the
world have found refuge in Israel.
the status quo on conversions
/ The Jerusalem Post
Remove Slander from Our Online Speech
A month ago a tragedy struck
our society. Ariel Ronis, an Interior Ministry official,
committed suicide after a post on Facebook accusing him
of racism went viral. Ronis’s death shocked many of us.
It resurfaced the issue of public shaming on the
Internet and put the problematic use of social media
into the spotlight.
and state: So much more to do
The results of the elections for the 19th Knesset and
the coalition that was created as a result brought great
hope for progress on the issue of religion and state in
Israel. The religious Zionist camp was very well
represented by the growth of the Jewish Home party and
representatives in other parties, like Yesh Atid, in the
women achieved in this Knesset
With the formation of the 19th Knesset I was privileged
to be appointed Chairwoman of the Committee for the
Status of Women and Gender Equality. I was determined to
transform the committee into the address for all women
from all sectors in Israel.
learn Torah too
It’s not news to anybody, women also learn Torah. For
quite some time now, Torah learning isn’t exclusively a
marriage is a crime
Not too long ago, rabbis all over the world were allowed
to preside over weddings wherever they were. There was
no registry and there was no governmental body
overseeing the individual rabbis.
The Battle We Can Wage
In times such as these, we support the Israeli soldiers and their
activities, and hope
that there will be peace so they can safely return home to their
Operation Protective Edge: Simple
Our goal in Operation Protective Edge is simple: To restore quiet to the
South of Israel.
We cannot accept terrorist groups firing rockets at our citizens and
Meet Aliza: Frequently Asked
Do you see any contradiction on being an Orthodox Jew and a leader
for women rights
in Israel? Not at all! Being observant..
Keeping our cool in crisis
In recent days we have run into a multi-dimensional situation that
immediate, decisive response to prevent further deterioration.
Moving forward: Crystallizing the
he tragic events of the past couple of weeks have broken our hearts and
faith. The turn of events have caused us to turn inward, to unify in
Expert Concerned Over Zuckerberg's
Intermarriage By Elad Benari, Arutz 7
It’s complicated: Zuckerberg, Chan
and intermarriage among Jews By Allison Kaplan
Let’s pray like in America /
An accessible god - with me always
Medieval Siddur reveals
egalitarian prayer / Ynetnews
Steinitz advisor equates Russian
olim with infiltrators / Ynetnews
My God /
Yedioth Aharonoth, Shavot, 2006
A Woman Before God / Yedioth
Aharonoth, Pesach 5771 - April 24, 2011
Sliding to the left? Contemporary
American Modern Orthodoxy / Yehuda Turetsky and
Chelsea and the Jews / Ynet
Chelsea Clinton's bridegroom / Ynet
- Scroll of Ester / Ynet
Judaism's plebeian awakening /
Conversion today /
Adopt a convert! - A
Shavuot 5768 / Ynet
Battle of the Detained Girls
- An Unfortunate Move, or a Model
to Emulate? / BeSheva
Tammuz - A Final Opportunity / nrg
Peres Must Prove
the Presidency / Maariv - Opinion
Halakhic Advisor to the Bureau of the Chief Chaplain
the I.D.F. / nrg
It Affects Women,
Too / Haaretz
Femme” - in Judaism / Yediot Aharonot
And You Shall Tell
It In Your Language / nrg
Democratic / Haaretz
Embarrassments Carry a Price / ynet
Like a Queen -
Sources and Thoughts / Kolekh article
Revolution / nrg Judaism article
The Minister of
Education and Her War Against Judaism
Discourse, and an “Armed Nation” / Haaretz
A Sword Hanging
Over Jewish Studies - or Pluralism? Ynet article
Seek the Woman /
Prof. Hanna Safrai for the Presidency, 2008