Religion, Feminism, and Professionalism: The Case and Cause of Women Rabbinical Advocates

Ronen Shamir, Michal Shitrai, Nelly Elias

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to report on a novel profession for women; that of Rabbinical Advocates (R.A.s). The profession so far had been exclusively male. In I 955, the rights and duties of Rabbinical Advocates were stipulated in a State Law. Rabbinical Advocates (males only) had to graduate from a four-year study programme in a yeshiva, and to be examined and licensed before they could
represent parties before Rabbinical Courts, which are empowered to rule
on the basis of the Halakha, Jewish religious law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-88
Number of pages16
JournalJewish Journal Of Sociology
Volume38
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

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