Episode 94: Rebbetzins in America
What did talented, dedicated Jewish women do before they could become rabbis? Some became rebbetzins. In this episode of Can We Talk?, we’re looking at the changing role of the rebbetzin—the rabbi’s wife. Women have been rabbis in America for just over half a century, but for as long as there have been rabbis, there have been rabbis' wives—and they've often served as leaders, too. We'll hear from Shuly Rubin Schwartz, author of The Rabbi’s Wife: The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life, and from three spouses of rabbis.
This episode includes Tiny Putty by Blue Dot Sessions.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 94: Rebbetzins in America." (Viewed on September 23, 2023) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-94-rebbetzins-america>.