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n. A type of prayer group, service, community, or personal practice where people of all genders participate fully and equally in prayer services or other ritual functions (particularly women also performing rituals traditionally ascribed to men), while maintaining an adherence to traditional halachic practice.
"Please join us for our Traditional Egalitarian Format Service, held on the third-Saturday-of every month at 10:00 AM." (source)
My current Jewish practice is overall traditional egalitarian.
"An independent traditional egalitarian community in Northern Manhattan" (source)
"I recently attended traditional-egalitarian (“trad-egal” in Jewspeak shorthand) Shabbat services at Brandeis University." (source)
"I'm looking for a conservative, Masorti, or general trad-egal shul in D.C. this Shabbos! Any recommendations?"
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- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
- North America
Often seen as between Modern Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, in that the care towards traditional halacha is on par with many Modern Orthodox Jews, but also has the egalitarian aspects of Conservative Judaism.
Often abbreviated as "trad egal" or "trad-egal".
See also halakhic-egalitarian.
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