by Natalie Blitt

Women’s Learning: “It’s Not a Feminist issue”

When Rabbi David Silber started the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in 1978, he says his goal was to give women as strong an education as men were receiving, not to change the place of women in Orthodox Judaism. At the time, he was the only one doing anything like it, and 18 years later, Drisha still holds a unique spot in the world of higher education for Jewish women.

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