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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Gender

May a Woman Lead Selichot and the Recital of God’s Thirteen Attributes of Mercy? (English)

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on October 9, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

May a Woman Lead Selichot and the Recital of God’s 13 Principles of Mercy? A Response to Rabbi Dov Linzer in Hebrew

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on September 27, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Women and Kriyat HaTorah: A Response from Rabbi Aryeh Klapper

Rabbi Aryeh Klapper (Posted on September 8, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Further on Women and Kri’at HaTorah: A Response to Rabbi Aryeh Klapper

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on September 6, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Women and Kri’at Hatorah: Response to Rav Yoni Rosensweig

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on September 6, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Women and Kri’at HaTorah: A Response from Rav Yoni Rosensweig

Yoni Rosensweig (Posted on September 6, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

P’sak Halakhah and Women’s Voices

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on September 5, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Tzniut, Halakha, and the Male Gaze

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on August 15, 2016

This essay was written in the context of this op ed in the New York Times. This accompanying source sheet provides a closer look at the sources.  Tova Hartman, in her chapter “Modesty and the Religious Male Gaze,” in Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism, discusses the topic of the male gaze, and how the culture around tzniut reinforces this – accepts it as a given – and the status of women as sex objects.…

Tzniut, Halakha and the Male Gaze: Lecture and Sources

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on August 10, 2016

This lecture was composed in the context of this op-ed in the New York Times. These sources also accompany the Season 2 Episode 7 episode of the Joy of Text podcast. Introduction There is a general sense in the frum community that tzniut is a concept that applies almost exclusively to women and to how they dress.  …

Breastfeeding and Showing Affection in Shul

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

The Parameters of Rabbinic Participation in Conversions

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Partnership Minyanim: A Preliminary Response to R. Hershel Schachter

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies