Being Different

It takes courage and vision to become the first of your kind, to carve out a place for yourself when there is no model to follow. Here, rabbis share what it means to challenge the norm, offering the wisdom that comes from being on the fringes.

The Rabbinical School Wasn’t Prepared for Outsiders

The First Class of Women Rabbis Faced Challenges

How I Feel and How People See Me

We Are the Real Rabbis

I Stopped Denying Being the First

Conversion: Finding the Jewish Soul

I Wanted to Get Rid of My Jewishness

Acknowledging the Void

The Orthodox Community Wasn’t Ready


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