Thursday, December 1, 2011

Adina Bar Shalom: Courageous Haredi Leader

This blog is originally found at http://blogs.forward.com/sisterhood-blog/147000/

By Elana Sztokman

Ada Bar Shalom    courtesy ashoka

Adina Bar Shalom is often introduced as a rabbi’s daughter or a rabbi’s wife, but it’s really her own mind that makes her so extraordinary. A pioneering leader within Israel’s tight-knit Haredi community, the 66-year-old Bar Shalom has been making headlines by espousing courageous views about religion and state in Israel. She is emerging as a woman to be reckoned with, one who is not afraid to speak her mind and who promotes a powerful vision with a determined will in the face of some difficult realities in Israel.

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