Women's Prayer Groups and the Halakhic Process

By Alan J. Yuter

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, April 4, 1997

Alan J. Yuter reflects on a decision made by the Vaad Harabonim of Queens, NY that prohibited women's prayer groups. He argues that despite old cultural norms, there is no written law prohibiting female prayer groups (except if mimicking a male minyan), and therefore women should be permitted to pray in groups.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Prayer Communities, Authority, Women

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.27/no.531

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Queens, New York , United States

Language: English

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Yuter, Alan J. Women's Prayer Groups and the Halakhic Process. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 4 April 1997: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8472


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