“Kolech” supports this proposal. We hope that introducing parallel systems to regulate couplehood will stimulate competition and efficiency in the existing batei din.
Following the verdict in the trial of Elon, Kolech “supports the victims of Motti Elon’s actions as sexual assault is soul murder, especially when that person has a religious role and is a public official.” The organization expresses hope that “the conviction would send a strong message to the complainants and deter offenders.” http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/532/115.html?hp=1&cat=402 http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/22/2704388 […]
Kolech organization sees great necessity in including the HPV vaccine in the vaccination program of religious high school students.
Not long ago, after her husband’s untimely death, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg described how she got through the difficult sheloshim period. Among other beautiful thoughts, she wrote, “When I hear How are you today? I realize the person knows that the best I can do right now is to get through each day.” Sheryl Sandberg […]
The wedding season has begun and with it come some critical questions: When and where should the wedding take place? What band to choose? And various other important and essential questions. Please do not think for a moment that I am belittling any of the many details that must be taken care of when planning a wedding, as it is truly an important event. The decision to enter into holy matrimony is indeed one of the most significant decisions that we make in our life. Indeed it is for this very reason that we should pay careful consideration and attention to the actual important questions that many of us neglect – What are the implications of marriage?
In a typical scholarly text the scholar operates within a certain body of knowledge. The following text is written as a dialogue because that is the appropriate scholarly mode for cases of intercultural encounters in which people located in one culture aim at understanding and evaluating the logic of extant practices in another culture.
In general, when people consider what the ideal relationship is, they usually say that this relationship is full of love, warmth, excitement, and great happiness. When a religious person thinks about marriage and a relationship covenant, he or she needs to consider another dimension – that of responsibility.
The “charting [of] new territory in the terrain of religious practice” in the Jewish world something radical: a woman was appointed to lead a congregation.
Now there have been women rabbis in the Reform and Conservative movements for decades.Conservative and Reform female rabbis have become common place over the years. So why breathlessness over “a decision that could be seen as fracturing the stained-glass ceiling” of a synagogue?
That´s easy, Because the congregation is Orthodox.
Traditionally, Israeli rabbinic courts have been granted power by the state to coerce a recalcitrant husband to grant his wife a religious divorce (“get”) through fines, imprisonment, and/or the confiscation of a driver’s license. There is a rare, but compelling reason for this: a woman with only a secular divorce cannot remarry- she is an Agunah – chained, at times, for life.
In 2007, I drafted a special pre-nuptial agreement called the “Agreement and Document for Marriage in Justice and Fairness”, along with Rabbinic Attorney Rivkah Lubitch. We wanted to formulate “The Agreement and Document” so that it would suggest a solution to the problem of agunot and the refusing of a get, and would not settle only for the giving of a monetary incentive for the granting of a get, as most of the existing pre-nuptial agreements do.
Second hand experience; Second class citizen Obscured behind the shadows Of a white lace curtain. Hear the chant of Torah Passively listen Passively observe it – Obscured behind the shadows Of a white lace curtain. Beautiful airy synagogue, Spacious even – in a crowded land. Bimah lovingly placed In the center of […]
I´m writing for the single women, the young ones and the older ones, the hesitant ones and the decisive ones. I´m writing for the parents of the single women who are worried about their daughters´ future. And I´m writing for the parents of the children who ask: “How come Nevo and Gefen have no father?”
A while ago, when I paid a Shiva call to a friend who lost her husband, she commented: “in addition to the personal pain, now, as a widow, my social position will be adversely affected”. I was quite surprised since I had never thought about it in this way. But she was right: Once a woman becomes a […]
A call for proposals for Kolech’s 8th Conference: “To Be A Jewish Woman”
We would truly appreciate your contribution to Kolech, and we invite you to extend a hand and be our partners, to become members of and donate to Kolech, in order to promote the values important to us all.
The entire debate surrounding the ‘treatment of women in halacha’ seems to me to start with a rather questionable premise, namely that rabbinic law in general is hostile towards women. Take a step back; Jewish Law from the beginning enacted new religious legislation to improve the condition of women. (Just see Babylonian Talmud, Vilna Edition, […]