Dr. Max ijielemana of Offen-
-back however-,,,did ordain' her,
and: sbe prakticeM. 1940,
*'hinnes ter the- aged.
The Gans then dispatched -
her to the Theresienstadt con-
centration camp where she either
died of natural causes or was
sent to_the -gas 'chambers.
Will Rabbi Sally' get' a- job, and
will she be - successful? There is
not the Slightest -doUbt that there
will- be no trouble in placing her,
She is competent and unpreten-
tious, a good speaker and a fine
human being. The congregation
will admire and respect her; the
children will love her.
' It is sad to think that American
Jewry has had to wait so king for
a woman to be ordained a rabbi.
The American republic began with
a political, if not a social, revolu-
tion. The impact of that revolution
throughout the world was tremen-
ous. The generation of 1776 knew
that it was ushering in a new
world. Some 75 years later there
was a religious "breakthrough":
the Protestants ordained a woman.
Now, 122 years later, the Reform
Jews are about to see Sally Pries-
and ordained a rabbi.
- Galileo was right: the earth does
move — but sometimes it moves
very very slowly.
ciii-June-3.„the first woman rabbi
will be ordained--;ht:a theolniical
school; on _the 'iCin-pialati_.:eampus
now serving- an-htndent,iatibi at
the Isaac -EL-:WiSe;4*mole:Iii CW-
Cinriati. - will be-Ordained by-2Fieii,
Is "Rabbi Sallr-the first woman
ever to: studY-Ior. the: rabbinate?
When • :graduated, - will 'she • be , the
first ordained Woman -rabbi in the ,told me. quite solemnly that they
United- States? In= the world? As had already picked..the- husband's
every -historiailinows, -- it is dan- • Ile: the "'rabbit." I thought- be
gerous tn:poitidate ..".!firsts.” There was pulling my leg, :but he assured
is no "first"-JeW•anywhere;,Hiere Me that he was not: "Rabbit," he
has, alwaYs tieenislie
not what you think
true of Rabbi ,Sally?
Jt:-.1s,' Doe*: .lt
The Isaac .14. Winn Temple Is iliminutive -of. rabhi.'"'
named after:the-L9th:Century rabbi 'WM Sally set a - precedent for
who created the _basic institutions - other women? She- -already,
of American 'Liberal JUdabim.• The New York school -of has.
-Wine died over 70 Yearn
College-Institute has- two female
Werabe to return to Cincinnati-On candidates for: the rabbinate and
June would he be shocked?: Not two-
for: theTanterate- • -
in leinit; -- for When be first
This • is a radical innovation for
opened his college in TOet.-, 1875,
— though not for Christians.
and welcomed its 16 freshmen, one
of them was a girl, age 11, in the The first female Protestant clergy-
seventh _ grade of public -school man finished her theological
She should have been playing with studies at Oberlin in 1850, but she
jacks instead of juggling _Hebrew was not licensed - by a congrega-
tional church till 1853. Her name
was Antoinette Louisa , Brown-
There has never been I decade Blackwell. Four years earlier, her
at this School in which there has sister-in-law to be, Elizabeth Black-
not been at least one woman
-had 'become the first Ameri-
- student. Some of them" -stayed on can -woman to graduate from a
king enough to earn a -bachelor medical school and -to receive the
of Hebrew lettere degree,' but degree of doctor of medicine.
they never went farther. Often a
We still have to answer the ques-
girl - student ended up feeling
sorry enough for a boy student tion: Will Sally_ be the -first female
rabbi in Ame
rica? In the
to put him out of' his misery by
world? In America; yes; in the
marrying him. -
world, no: Regina Jonas finished
Sally is different. She means her theological studies- at the Ber-
business—rabbinical business. She lin Academy for the Science of
is determined to -be a rabbi, and Judaisni in the- middle.1930s.• Her
by the -grace of God and the thesis subject was: "Can a Woman
faculty she will be ordained.
Become- a ROW?" Of . course she
Her feile-w =studenti: at the col; set out to prove 'the 'affirmative.
lege are not, so much concerned
The faculty accepted-. her dis-
about her impending ordination as sertation, - but the professor of
they are abmit the title by which a Talmud, • the licensing authority,
future husband would be known. refused to ordain her. The Rev.
But surely, a name will be found!
The parsonage in Galveston is
called the rabbinage. The wife of
a rabbi - is -a rebbitiiii, a "rabbi-
-ness," but the husband of a woman
rabbi' When I asked one. of .the
students whether they had thought
of a solution to this problem, he
Janice Onickel to Marry
Mr. Fixler in October
Mr. and. Mrs. JaCk Greenbaum'
of Patton Ave. announce the en-
gagement of -.their daughter Ters'y
Galeqo Paul David Levine, son of
Mr. and Mrs. - Irving Levine of
Still. Valley Dr., Farmington. Mr.
LeVine, 'after serving three years
in the Navy, is attending Michigan
State University A June wedding
is planned. •
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Z. Ensor
of S. Harvey St., Plymouth, an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Robbin Ann to Jeffrey
Harrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben
„Harrison, of Shevington Dr., South-
field. A June wedding is planned.
* 0 *
Beth El Women to Hear
First Lady Rabbi Monday
Temple Beth 12 Sisterhood will
hold an election meeting 11:30 a.m.
Monday in the temple.
Rabbi Sally Priesand will speak
on "A Woman Rabbi, Her Prob-
lems, Principles and Preroga-
The public is invited at no
charge. Petite luncheon will be
served. For reservations and in-
formation, call the temple office,
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