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Sunday, January 15 • 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Emergence of Female Responsa Literature

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Many are aware of the seemingly insurmountable challenge of Orthodox feminism, that of the reality that it was written by men and, arguably, benefits men. This session will explore today's climate in which learned women are now researching and authoring rabbinic responsa. This session will present the facts on Israeli ground, why this matters, and what challenges lay ahead.

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Rabba Sara Hurwitz

Dean and Co-Founder, Yeshivat Maharat
Rabba Sara Hurwitz has served on the rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale- The Bayit since 2003. After Rabba Sara was officially ordained in 2009 by Rabbi Avi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber, she went on to co-found Yeshivat Maharat, the first yeshiva to ordain Orthodox women as clergy, where she serves as Dean. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University and completed Drisha’s three-year Scholars Circle Program... Read More →

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Dr. Pnina Neuwirth

Dr. Pnina Neuwirth is a judge in the Tel Aviv Magistrate Court.  She holds a Ph.D. in Tax Law from the Haifa University. She teaches law at Bar Ilan University & Sapir College and teaches Torah in Matan HaSharon Raanana and in other frameworks. During the years 2004-2006, Pnina was a visiting professor at Stern College for Women and taught Jewish Studies in the fields of Torat Eretz Yisrael and Jewish Philosophy.  
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Rabbanit Dr. Michal Tikochinsky

Rabbanit Dr. Michal Tikochinsky is one of the leading women Talmud scholars and educators in the world today, a sought after lecturer in Talmud, Jewish law and women's issues. She holds a Master's Degree in Law and a Doctorate in Talmud from Bar Ilan University. Through her scholarly and incisive articles Rabbanit Tikochinsky has had a profound influence on the Halakhic discourse regarding women's issues. She has also... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
East Ramp

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