by Chanel Dubofsky

Women Who Are Rabbis Experience Their Own Brand of Harassment

“I’ve been harassed. It’s happened to every female rabbi I know,” Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu said. “People have an overwhelming sense of discomfort with women rabbis, because they’re women.”And female rabbis face an additional burden of harassment because they are occupying a powerful position once permitted only to men. “People have to start seeing women as religious leaders and thinking about what that means,” Sirbu, director of Rabbi’s Without Borders, told me.

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#MeToo IN THE JEWISH WORLD

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What Sexual Misconduct Costs a Community

by Susan Weidman Schneider

Jewish nonprofit organizations can feel like an extension of a family, and boundary violations in a Jewish workplace setting seem often to be overlooked or forgiven for the sake of the cause itself.

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My Summer in Hollywood

by Amy I. Rozen

When a talented or charismatic young man feels discriminated against might be a good time to talk to him about the advantages he brings into the world - including his very comfort in speaking up when others can't.

#MeToo in High School

by Sarah Seltzer