31.01.2012 07.Schwat. 5772
'Beit Hillel' hopes to counter creeping religious extremism.
A new national-religious rabbinical group that will include women in its leadership as equals is to be launched on Wednesday.
The group, to be known as Beit Hillel, already has 110 rabbis signed up, along with 30 women who are considered Torah scholars. It was founded by congregational rabbis in the central region, who say they represent the silent majority of the national-religious population that is frustrated and alarmed by creeping extremism and the deterioration of women's status in the sector….