by Haviva Ner-David

Will She Be the First Orthodox Woman Rabbi?

Haviva Ner-David struggles to integrate 'Modern' and 'Orthodox' in this preview of "Life on the Fringes: A Feminist Journey Towards Traditional Rabbinical Ordination" (JFL Books)

Each weekday morning I drape my tallit, my prayer shawl, over my head, and suddenly it is dark. I block out all distractions for a completely private moment with God. I inhale a deep breath of clean morning air, thinking about life and Jerusalem’s light and the kindness that God has bestowed on me, and say in Hebrew: “How precious is Your loving kindness, O God! The children of humanity take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.”

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