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Sunday, December 8 • 11:45am - 12:40pm
Responding to Our Critics

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Women’s ritual participation has advanced in recent years, however, the movement is not without its critics. This text-based session will explore how women’s ritual participation has developed, discuss opportunities for advancement found within halakhic boundaries, and offer halakhic responses to the criticisms that have been levelled.


Rabbi Jeffrey Kobrin

Rabbi Jeffrey Kobrin is the Head of School at the North Shore Hebrew Academy in Great Neck, NY.  He has a BA and MA from Columbia University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD, and semicha from RIETS and Rabbi Zalman Nehemia Goldberg.  He lives in Riverdale, NY with his wife Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin and their four daughters.

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Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber

Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber is the author of a multi-volume series on the history of Jewish law and customs, as well as tens of books and hundreds of momographs dealing with a wide range of halakhic, linguistic and historical subjects. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1992, has taught at Bar-Ilan University in the Departments of Jewish History and Talmud since 1968, and now is president of the Bar Ilan's Institute of Advanced Torah... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2013 11:45am - 12:40pm