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Today’s Lady News: Sara Hurwitz Is The First Female Orthodox Rabbi

Sara Hurwitz made history last month when she was made the first Orthodox “rabba,” or female rabbi. After complaints from others in the Orthodox Jewish community, the rabbi who ordained her, Rabbi Avi Weiss, has promised he will not give the title of “rabba” to other women. When asked about the controversy, Hurwitz said,…

Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2010