Contributor Archives: Rabbi Dr. Einat Ramon

About Rabbi Dr. Einat Ramon

Coming from a family of three generations of Labor Zionists in Israel, Rabbi Dr. Einat Ramon was the first Israeli-born woman rabbi. Following her ordination by JTS in 1989, while pursuing her doctoral degree at Stanford University, Rabbi Dr. Ramon served as the interim rabbi at Berkeley Hillel and then as the "circuit" rabbi of congregation Har-Shalom of Missoula, Montana. Since her return to Israel in 1994, she has been teaching at various Israeli academic institutions (including the Hebrew University, the Shalom Hartman Institute, Hebrew Union College and Kibbutzim College of Education), and supervising a Masorti (Conservative) congregation (Havurat Tel Aviv) in north Tel Aviv. In 1996-1997 (during the peak of the battle against the conversion bill) she was the spokesperson of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel. Today Rabbi Dr. Ramon teaches modern Jewish thought and literature and Jewish feminism at the Schechter Institute, where she also serves a special consultant for women and gender issues at Schechter's rabbinical school. She has written and published numerous articles on modern Jewish thought, Jewish feminism and Zionist intellectual history, and has completed a book on the theology of Aharon David Gordon. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband Rabbi Arik Ascherman (together they constitute Israel's only rabbinic couple) and with their two children, Adi Rinat- Yah and Ayal Elazar

How Is This Seder Similar To All The Other Seders?

As we sit at the Seder table this year and hear the voice of the young ones singing Ma Nishtana: Why is this night different from all the other nights? we may not be aware that our minds also wander …

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Aharon David Gordon on Ecology and Love of Eretz Yisrael

By Rabbi Dr. Einat Ramon (This article is based on Rabbi Ramon’s recent publication, A New Life: Religion, Motherhood and Supreme Love in the Works of A.D. Gordon, (Carmel Publishing), which describes A.D. Gordon’s philosophical and religious attempt to examine …

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