Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez is a Jewish communal professional, social worker, educator, writer, and the proud co-author of Redefining Rebbetzin. With a mother and grandmother who exemplify what it means to be a strong Jewish woman, she was destined for life as an outspoken feminist. Her Jewess (with attitude) religious school principal helped to grow and channel that through the formative adolescent years and Melissa now embraces it by proving that orthodox-feminist is not an oxymoron.
I am a lucky girl. I have two women who I call mom. Well, one I call mommie and the other emma (Hebrew for mother), but that’s just semantics.
Baruch Atah Adonai
Viva Puerto Rico Ha'olam
Hahmotzee , Fight The Power
Last Pesach, I heard a sermon given in which my friend and rabbi used the phrase “faith is packing your timbrel” and I got super fixated on this concept and have found it running through my head in difficult times, a sort of mantra to reflect upon.
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s.
Three years ago I had the opportunity to visit the rare books room at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) library. I saw many interesting things, but one that would change my life forever.
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