Women Behind the Wheel III: Have They Come A Long Way?

Our previous post discussed the opposing stances of Rav Shmuel Wosner and Rav Binyamin Zilber on the propriety of women driving; this one surveys the views of numerous other contemporary authorities. Rav Avraham Yosef R. Avraham Yosef was widely reported as having declared that it is generally inappropriate for a woman to drive, “especially in […]

Women Behind the Wheel II: The Hardliners and Their Discontents

This post is dedicated to the merit of certain people – may Hashem help them do well! Our previous post discussed women riders and drivers in the context of rental animals and vehicles; this post considers the propriety of women driving in general. A recent C-SPAN Q&A: Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Manal Al-Sharif talks […]

The Songs of the Prophetesses and Risky Circumcisions

I currently deliver a weekly lecture (usually two versions thereof) on topics related to the coming week’s Torah reading, and write a short weekly column on halachic topics related to the same (the latter is usually a condensed, written version of the former). I intend to begin posting these regularly here. For פסח, my weekly […]