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Sally Berkovic chronicles the challenges of raising daughters while straddling the tensions between an Orthodox religious life and the forces of secularism.
In this new edition of Under My Hat she demonstrates how women’s scholarship and mastery of Talmudic texts, the burgeoning movement of Orthodox women clergy, enhanced ritual participation, women’s political and communal leadership and the pushback against the ‘modesty wars’ are shaping an Orthodox community that is struggling to be ‘fit for purpose’ in contemporary society.
Sally Berkovic was born in Australia and is the daughter of Slovakian Holocaust survivors. Since 2009, she has been the CEO of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, supporting Jewish heritage and culture across Europe.
Adam Taub has been a lecturer at the London School of Jewish Studies for 20 years and is the co-founder of Etgar, a charity which aims to inspire a love of Jewish learning in young Jewish students.