Author: Mayer Twersky

Women and Torah Study

“One who teaches his daughter [Oral] Torah — it is as though he teaches her frivolity.” 1

Rabbi Eliezer’s stunning, seminal ruling, apparently banning women from studying the Oral Torah, seemingly pre-empts any consideration of the issue. Upon closer inspection and reflection, however, two crucial distinctions emerge.

The Moon’s Lost Light

The Moon’s Lost Light By Devorah Heshelis Targum Press Southfield, Michigan 2006 134 pages Reviewed by Mayer Twersky Questions regarding the role and place of women within Judaism have spawned an ever-burgeoning literature. The questions themselves are no longer new. Are women equal to men in the eyes of the Torah? Why are there constraints […]