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Sally Jane Priesand

Sally Jane Priesand

On June 3, 1972, Sally Jane Priesand became the first female ordained rabbi in America.

Jewish Feminism in the United States

Challenging all varieties of American Judaism, feminism has been a powerful force for popular Jewish religious revival. Of America’s four Jewish denominations, all but the Orthodox have accepted women as rabbis and cantors.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Sally Jane Priesand." (Viewed on October 16, 2017) <https://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/17956>.

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