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Chana Kehat

Chana Kehat is the founder and first chairwoman of Kolech: The Religious Women’s Forum and is actively involved in feminist initiatives in Israel. She lectures on education and Jewish Studies at various institutions and has established study programs at Orot Israel College of Education and the Efrata College of Education. She obtained her Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has published numerous scholarly and popular articles, as well as Mishnat ha-Natziv.

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Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

Although he credited women for their emotions and intuition and valued them for their essential position in the family, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook generally regarded women as inferior to men. He believed women should not be educated but rather should be limited to the home and to serving as their husband and family’s housekeeper.

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