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Likewise, when some of my male friends today ‘joke’ about their fears of having a female pilot or woman train driver, I don’t find their prejudiced views funny.
That’s why for the last few months, while making a programme for Radio 4, exploring whether you can be an Orthodox Jew and a feminist, I have had my eyes opened to what an unexplainable taboo this really is. They can’t really justify it either; why they don’t feel comfortable with female leadership in one sphere but not in the other.
Interestingly, many of the Orthodox Jewish women I approached to share their feelings on the matter, refused to talk publicly about it – fearing a kickback in their successful secular life – where they champion women’s rights. “It’s just not traditional to have a woman rabbi,” shrugs an intelligent Jewish female lawyer friend of mine.
He then put pictures of the event on Twitter under the comment: ‘Grateful to whoever put a missionary bible amongst our synagogue’s books.
Was wondering what I’d burn my Chametz [food forbidden at Passover] with.’He has since removed the images from Twitter.
I remember feeling shocked when I learned that my Jewish boyfriend, now husband, had grown up with a female rabbi.