"We have been nice girls long enough. We’ve made our cholent…we should take to the streets." - Blu Greenberg
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I Am Dedicated: What Should Orthodox Feminism Look Like?
Check out the article I wrote for New Voices!
Although it has been several months since the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) Conference, the Orthodox blogosphere isstillbuzzing about Leah Sarna’s speech at the opening plenary. In her address, Sarna stated her belief that Orthodox women must begin to demonstrate increased dedication to Judaism by participating in activities traditionally earmarked as male, like attending minyan and learning Talmud.
I would like to push back on this definition of what women’s dedication should look like.