Scholar In Residence
Tuesday, November 17 @ 7:30 PM
Free and Open To The Community
Rabbi Chaya Rowen Baker
Women and Time bound Commandments: Really?
The rule that women are exempt from positive time bound commandments has numerous exceptions. Perhaps too many. We will explore some of these exceptions and their reasoning, and try to propose what may have been closer to the Rabbis' true motivation regarding women's participation in Jewish ritual. Was there a rule they did not dare utter, and therefore used the well-known rule as a front?
Rabbi Rowen Baker was ordained in 2007 by the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary. Since then she has served as the rabbi of Kehillat Ramot-Zion in French Hill, Jerusalem. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband Etai, their four children Adaya, Keshet, Clil, and Yagel, and their dog Hummus.
Join us for refreshments
following the lecture