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Sunday, January 15 • 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Was I Asking You? Feminism, Leadership, & Rabbinic Authority

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Dr. Tova Hartman and Rabbi Ethan Tucker will explore the relationship between feminism and the concepts of leadership and rabbinic authority. They will address the dynamics at play in differing modern responses such as Maharat and Halakhic egalitarian minyanim, among others, and perspectives on what the relationship could and should look like.

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Susan Weidman Schneider

​Susan Weidman Schneider is Editor-in-Chief of Lilith magazine, and one of its founding mothers. She is the author of three acclaimed books, among them the groundbreaking Jewish and Female. Her writing in Lilith includes innovative reports on Jewish women’s philanthropy, the Jewish stake in reproductive rights, the persistent negative stereotypes of Jewish women, the cost of women's silence, and much more. Among her awards: a... Read More →

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Dr. Tova Hartman

Tova Hartman is the Dean of Humanities at the Kiryat Ono Academic College. She was formerly Professor of Gender Studies and Education at Bar Ilan University. She is the author of Appropriately Subversive, Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism, and Are You Not a Man Of God? Devotion, Betrayal and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition. She is a founder of Kehillat Shira Hadasha.
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Rabbi Ethan Tucker

Co-Founder and Rosh Yeshiva, Mechon Hadar
Rabbi Ethan Tucker is co-founder and rosh yeshiva at Mechon Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. Ethan also directs Mechon Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values. Previously, Ethan was a faculty member at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, where he taught Talmud and Halakhah in the Scholars' Circle. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and... Read More →

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