Women Leaders Speak . . . about their work, their choices, their lives

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Jewish Action magazine asked a number of female leaders in the Orthodox community:

What does it mean to be a woman with a leadership role in the Orthodox community? This is the question we posed to a diverse array of women—some educators, others communal professionals; some based in the US, others based in Israel; some in the twilight of their careers, others at the midpoint of their careers or just starting out. We asked them to reflect on the nature of their work on behalf of the klal and on insights they have gained. No question these women are a highly impressive bunch—but what makes these essays so very compelling is that the women take us into their inner worlds, sharing personal thoughts about their families, their work and their lives. These are their personal stories and we encourage those with different experiences to share their stories with us as well.

Read their answers in the Summer 2016 issue: link

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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