Interview: Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb on nonviolence

May 13, 2015

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

For many liberal Jews, it can be hard to imagine a time when a woman's role was mostly in the home. But it wasn't so long ago, only men could become rabbis. The feminist movement began to change that and in 1981, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb was one of the first women to be ordained. During her four decades leading congregations, she challenged old texts that don't make sense in a modern way. Today Gottlieb is pushing another agenda for Judaism--a path of nonviolence. The lead producer of the Spiritual Edge, Judy Silber, sat down to talk with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb about being one of the world's first women rabbis.