Egalitarian can have a lot of meanings. As it says on our homepage, "NeoHasid.org is dedicated to bringing access to Chasidic songs and traditions to everyone: women and men, religious or secular, however observant, whether connected to a Jewish community or not." The links here however focus on gender equality or empowerment.
Empowerment between men and women, is very important to us. But empowerment can be explored in many ways in Jewish practice. I hope the liturgy, resources and reflections linked from this page will be useful to people in many different Jewish contexts, including Orthodoxy, for creating and advancing a Jewish practice that honors women and men, male and female, deeply and unambiguously, and, in whatever ways possible or appropriate, halakhically.
See also the tremendous resources available on Ritualwell.org.
God Answered the Mothers too! Hu Ya'aneinu
, "God will answer us", with verses for the mothers and the fathers together. PDF with linear Hebrew and English.
Redemption means achieving equality between the feminine and masculine divine principles, so teaches the Or Hame'ir
The prayer for rain: Mark and Reb Simcha's geshem piyut
for the mothers.
A way to add the imahot
to the first blessing of the Amidah
that is both more explicitly feminist and more halakhically conservative.
A liturgy that includes the imahot
, the mothers, seems not only good but imperative.
A Chabad rendition of the prayer to the power of Klezmer – a rare and exquisite combination. Also, reflections on imeinu malkateinu
"Fill up the land and conquer her" – does the verse really mean that?
Egalitarian can have a lot of meanings - and we mean all of them.
A quick reminder that there are seven genders in the Talmud. More on this to come......
Maidi Katz's Torah: on women's obligation to daven.
You can read more about Neohasid's mission here: on egalitarianism, community, inclusiveness, and enriching the nascent Neo-Chasidus that is spreading throughout the Jewish world.