Women’s Prayer Groups-the Ongoing Controversy (Among Men)

Reacting to the responsum issued last year by five Yeshiva University scholars, which declared that separate women’s prayer groups are prohibited by Jewish law (see Kol Ishah story, “Orthodox Women’s Prayer Groups” in Lilith No. 14), Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits, a prominent Orthodox spokesman, wrote the following letter last September to the Editor of The Jerusalem Post:

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