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  |  June 27, 2019

    Women Differ on Feminism

    Chabad and Kolech are both holding conferences in July, have radically different answers to questions like is feminism compatible with Orthodox Judaism. "We are definitely not feminists," said Hinda Gerlitzky of Tel Aviv. Full Story

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    tur beis yosef mechaber ramah shach taz bach nekudos hakesef pri megadim
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    tur beis yosef mechaber ramah shach taz bach nekudos hakesef pri megadim

    for women? face it somethings are made for some people and others are not this discussion is soo emotionally based

    How disappointing
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    How disappointing

    How nice it would be if some nuance would be apparent in Mrs. Gerlitzky’s responses. “It’s not that women are stupid . . .”
    Indeed, they aren’t, but her responses might make readers wonder, if they aren’t stupid, they may well be in denial. I don’t know who Mrs. Gerlitsky is speaking to, but her response makes me cringe.
    Consider this: They can’t handle complicated, theoretical texts, but they can study a lecture by the Rebbe on unity . . .

    spokeswoman?!
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    spokeswoman?!

    This woman should not be speaking on behalf of Chabad. Her responses are totally embarrassing, and perhaps say something about herself. If you don’t know how to say it, do everyone a favor and DON’T!!

    what?
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    what?

    Before Mrs. Gerlitzky says something like “We are definitely not feminists,” she should learn what a feminist actually IS instead of just running away from a controversial label. Then, whether she considers considers herself a feminist or not, she can evaluate the factual validity and social implication of the statement that women cannot handle the complicated, theoretical discussions of Gemara. As far as I am aware, the Rebbe not only affirmed their ability to, but also encouraged women to learn Gemara. There is room for feminism in Orthodoxy, and there is room for Orthodoxy in feminism. To poster number 1-… Read more »

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