Consider a world in which the glass ceiling shelters your rabbi’s tisch, and boys clubs are divinely sanctioned in the form of chavrusa, mezuman, and minyan.
Enter Shana Strauch Schick, who later this month will become the first woman to earn a doctorate in Talmud from Yeshiva University, the country’s preeminent Orthodox academic institution. The same voices that champion Schick as a trailblazer question the validity of her accomplishment. From Rabbi Eliezer’s stance against the female study of Gemara to Ovadia Yosef’s multitudinous misogynistic prohibitions, women have long struggled for freedom of education.
An amazing piece on TribeVibe. How has it taken so long for a woman to earn a doctorate at Yeshiva University? Kudos, Ms. Schick.