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Abortion - Yes Or No? - I never thought this would happen to me. I'm pregnant. And now I don't know what to do. I realize this is an important decision – not only for my own emotional well-being, but the heavy moral implications as well... More
Feminism - 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 fall-out: the rise in... More
Lillith - Someone recently showed me a copy of "Lillith," a Jewish feminist magazine. Is the name Lillith mentioned in the classical Jewish texts? More
Marital Relations – Mitzvah - What is the Jewish view of intimacy? Is sex just for procreative purposes, or is it all right to have relations with one's spouse for recreation and intimacy? More
Prenatal Testing - 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 in this... More
What's A Balabostah? - I recently became married, and in setting up my first home, my elderly grandmother keeps referring to me as a "balabostah." Is that a compliment? Exactly what is a "balabostah"? More
Women in the Chanukah Story - In the Chanukah story, did the women have any part of the fighting? What was their role? More
Women Making Havdalah - I am a single woman and I usually try to hear Havdallah on Saturday night at the synagogue. But sometimes I don’t feel like going out. So when I say Havdallah by myself, should I say all the blessings as usual? More

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