Reform Judaism: A Decade in Review
יום שלישי 07 ינואר 2020
The best proof that something fundamental has shifted in the mind-set of folks in Rabbi Galit Cohen-Kedem’s hometown is that she no longer has to explain her title.
It has now become second nature for neighbors and acquaintances – “including my mechanic,” she points out – to address her as “Raba” (the Hebrew term for a female rabbi). “And that’s major progress when you consider the fact that people here used to tell me there was no such thing as a ‘raba,’ or that I must be confusing myself with a ‘rabanit’ or ‘rebetzin,’” says Cohen-Kedem, 43, using the respective Hebrew and Yiddish terms for a rabbi’s wife.