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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Maharat means Rabbi

Fast forward to the middle of this segment from the Jewish Channel and you'll hear about the recent ordination of female Orthodox congregational leader, Maharat Sara Hurwitz.

The Mixed Multitudes blog at commented on the ordination in a piece called "Mahara”t Sara Hurwitz, a “Unique” Woman Rabbi" and the Jewschool blog also offered congratulations in a piece called "This is one of those moments".

And frequent poster to this blog, Elana, discussed the ordination on her blog in the most stirring post called "More on Orthodox Women Rabbis".

But I'm surprised that papers like Jewish Week haven't carried a bigger article on this news and that we have had to settle for this piece that came before the ordination, "Orthodox Women’s Ordination? Even Rabbis Are Split".

Why aren't more people talking about this?

Watch Sara Hurwitz at the ceremony: