Mikveh - Why?-
Why are a man and woman prohibited from sexual relations during her menstruation? Does Judaism consider women somehow “unclean”? And if a woman always has to go to mikveh, when does the couple...More
Why is a husband prohibited from sexual relations with his wife during her menstruation? Doesn't this reduce the ability of a man and woman to connect through the deeper intimate aspect of marriage? And...More
Why can't women sing in front of men? And further - why is there a double-standard whereby women can listen to men singing? Shouldn't we have the same law for men and women?
Last week I had a business meeting with an Orthodox Jewish woman and she politely declined to shake my hand. What is the reason for this?
Why No Jewish Burqa?-
With all the attention given by the media recently to the Arab mode of dress, I was wondering why, in fact, orthodox Jewish women aren't dressed similar to Arab women with a burqa or niqab robe that...More
Women Saying Kaddish-
Lately I have been attending a new synagogue and I’ve noticed that the women do not say Kaddish. My father’s yahrtzeit is coming up and this has me wondering about the reason for this.
“Who Did Not Make Me a Woman”-
I was born the oldest daughter of a mostly secular Jewish family and became observant in my early adulthood. I love everything about Judaism and my new life. However, to this day I am bothered by the...More
Is it true that Rashi's daughters wore Tefillin? If so, what is the source? Why could those women wear them and other women not?
Tallit - Women-
On the issue of women wearing a tallit, I understand that women don't generally wear them because they are not required to attend synagogue services 3 times a day. But is there a law forbidding this?
I grew up in the era of feminism, and while I am thrilled at the vistas of opportunity it opened up for me and so many others, I have grown somewhat disenchanted after having seen so much negative...More
Someone recently showed me a copy of "Lillith," a Jewish feminist magazine. Is the name Lillith mentioned in the classical Jewish texts?More
I am 19 weeks pregnant and just received results from an amniocentesis test that the fetus has Downs Syndrome and is mentally retarded. I would like to abort the fetus.
What is the Jewish law on aborting...More