Orthodox and Feminist: The Dreaded “F” Word

Lilith sent London-based writer Sally Berkovic and Melanie Weiss, Lilith’s assistant editor, to cover the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance’s 10th annual conference in New York. Given their contrast generationally, geographically (Sally flew in from the U .K.; Mel took the train from Brooklyn), denominationally (Sally identifies as Orthodox and Mel as Conservative — usually), and in previous attendance of JOFA conferences (Sally has been to them all, while this was Mel’s first), they certainly had fertile ground for discussion. Here are their contrasting insights — as they discovered them through one another.

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