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Old 02-17-2014, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Thoughts?





Linky for reading:
http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/...ge-ceremonies/
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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Why no polling option?
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Why no polling option?
Don't want it. Polls are usually skewed and thus have no true value.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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Agreed! Yes, I believe that Bat Mitzvahs are empowering for our females to learn and study Torah.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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Would they lein (read from the Torah) in front if men, or just in front if women?
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:39 AM
 
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My niece had a Bat-Mitzva ceremony at a Chabad Center run by a Chabad Rabbi in front of a mixed audience. I think it was very empowering for her.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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Yes.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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A very relevant article:

Rav Soloveitchik Told Me: When Women Write the Checks, They’ll Get Aliyahs*

The Jewish Press Rav Soloveitchik Told Me: When Women Write the Checks, They’ll Get Aliyahs

^ Orthodox rabbi supports women getting aliyot*.

*An aliyah is a synagogue honor where a congregant goes up to the bimah (platform) and recites the blessings over the Torah before and after the reader reads a section of the Torah.

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