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Jewish Women on the Map - Drisha Institute for Jewish Education

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Drisha Institute for Jewish Education
37 West 65th Street, 5th floor
10023 New York, NY
United States

Study at New York's Drisha Institute and a subsequent move to Jerusalem gave Haviva Ner-David a thorough education in Jewish law and the conviction that new roles and opportunities for women could be found within tradition.  Her book Life on the Fringes: A Feminist Journey Toward Traditional Rabbinic Ordination explores both her personal journey and many of the specific halakhic issues that have been taken on by feminist Jews. Throughout the book, Ner-David also reflects on what she will teach her sons and daughters about Judaism, feminism, and the roles of men and women. On the eve of Passover 2006, Ner-David was ordained as a rabbi in Jerusalem.

See also: "Life on the Fringes explores Orthodox feminism", This Week in History; "Breaking Barriers: Orthodox Woman Rabbi", Jewesses With Attitude; "Drisha Institute for Jewish Education", Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Drisha Institute for Jewish Education." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/drisha-institute-for-jewish-education>.