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  • R’ Avi Shafran’s Full Statement on Maharat Sarah Hurwitz

    by Steven I. Weiss

    For those of you interested in the full text from which one sentence was used in our newscast:

    While the Haredi community certainly includes some very knowledgeable and learned women — among them greatly respected teachers and life-guides — Haredim don’t consider the role of rabbi or poseket (or any euphemism therefor) a particularly appropriate aspiration for a Jewish woman, particularly if it makes the woman a focus of men’s attention . To us, the highest aspiration a Jewish woman can have is to be the foundation of a Jewish family.
    In the end, though, our community is not particularly exercised by Jews who feel differently, even if we think them misguided. There are greater challenges facing us all these days that more urgently merit our attention.

    March 30, 2009 | Read more Newsdesk posts. 1 Comment »

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    1. [...] that with the statement from the Agudah’s R’ Avi Shafran of a year ago, when Hurwitz was ordained as a “Maharat”: While the Haredi community certainly [...]

      Pingback by New Agudah Position on Rabba Sara Hurwitz — Same As The Old Position? - TJC Newsdesk — March 9, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

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