Being Different

It takes courage and vision to become the first of your kind, to carve out a place for yourself when there is no model to follow. Here, rabbis share what it means to challenge the norm, offering the wisdom that comes from being on the fringes.

I Had to Resign

The Radical Shift of Public Ordination

The Rabbinical School Wasn’t Prepared for Outsiders

The First Class of Women Rabbis Faced Challenges

How I Feel and How People See Me

We Are the Real Rabbis

Conversion: Finding the Jewish Soul

I Wanted to Get Rid of My Jewishness

Acknowledging the Void

I Stopped Denying Being the First

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Being Different." (Viewed on May 23, 2024) <http://jwa.org/rabbis/themes/being-different>.