by Gila Berkowitz

Lifting The Yoke

Is There Hope for Ending Jewish Legal Discrimination Against Women?

Thousands of Jewish women from across the entire religious spectrum convened on Chanukah 5747 (December, 1986) at the First Jerusalem International Conference on Women and Judaism: Halacha and the Jewish Woman. Their objective: to improve their position in halacha, Jewish law, which, in matters of personal status (marriage, conversion, divorce) is also the law of the land in Israel.

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