Mimi Feigelsohn

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Mimi Feigelson is an Orthodox Jewish scholar and spiritual leader.[1] Born in the United States, she moved to Israel at age eight and began studying with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach at age fifteen.[2] She says that in 1994, he granted her religious ordination (smicha), normally reserved for men.[1][3][4] This was revealed in 2000 in an article by the New York Jewish Week. [5] She is currently a lecturer in the rabbinic school at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the students’ mashpiah ruchanit, or spiritual guide.[5] She uses the title "Reb" rather than "Rabbi."[5]


  1. ^ a b "Outed as a rabbi, Orthodox woman to speak here". Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Orthodox Women Rabbis". Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ "A Different Standard: Mimi Feigelson faces obstacles as an Orthodox female with smicha". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Scholar in Residence - Reb Mimi (Miriam Sara) Feigelson". Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "A Woman With the Title 'Reb'". The Jewish Daily Forward. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2014.