Joshua Shanes, Associate Professor, College of Charleston I have been waiting for a moment to write about this, and the RCA’s failed statement is my moment. I admit that from my own perspective, it’s possible I’m missing something, and if so, I…
This political moment requires acting in solidarity -- having other people’s backs and enabling people to have ours. As Jews, we need practice in both.
If we non-Orthodox Jews want to show our support for Orthodox feminists and the movement for greater leadership roles of Orthodox women in the Orthodox world, including through rabbinic ordination, let’s start with listening to the Orthodox women.
This piece identifies core issues in white Jews' interaction with whiteness and white privilege and suggests ways toward solidarity with people of color.