Author Archives: Tzvi Spitz

Authority and Its Meaning

by R. Tzvi Spitz One point in the discussion of women’s ordination has been the definition of authority (serarah), which according to most halakhic authorities (with a notable exception) is forbidden to women. The definition of authority has suffered from ambiguity. Far from the heat of this topic, contemporary scholar R. Tzvi Spitz offers a clear and useful definition in ...

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