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, and seeing the egalitarian aspects of practice as harmonious with halacha.
"My current Jewish practice is overall halakhic egalitarian."
"Ethan Tucker considers the fundamental questions for building a halakhic, egalitarian Judaism." (source)
"The meeting was dedicated to two passages in the document, one that delineated the process by which the synagogue can change its halakhic 'status quo' regarding women's participation, and one that described the synagogue as 'halakhic-egalitarian' rather than 'Orthodox.'" (source)
"Even most of my halakhic egalitarian friends have avoided wearing one, being unable to shake the connection to masculinity." (source)
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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 abbreviated as "halakhic egal", "halachic egal", "halakhic-egal", or "halachic-egal".
See also traditional-egalitarian.
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