Welcome to the Front Row by Charles R. Krivcher
A Plea for Equal Access to God in Orthodox Jewish Culture

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A well-intentioned, heartfelt plea for fairness, but one unlikely to change minds.
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This work is a spirited, yet respectful demand that Orthodox Jewish women be brought to equal status with Orthodox Jewish men. The author contends that it is simply the right thing to do. This concise work has real significance because it invites conventional Orthodox Judaism to consider its future with women as equal participants. It is a book about dignity, self-esteem, fundamental fairness and respect. Orthodox Rabbis are challenged to assume a leadership role. Orthodox women are encouraged to find their individual and collective self-esteem in order to achieve real equality and thus, equal access to God. The author is a Reform Jewish man, a lawyer and retired soldier who writes from the heart, asks the hard questions and says things which frankly need to be said, in a style independent of religious politics. Care has been taken not to challenge beliefs outside the world of Judaism. According to the author, such tasks are better left for writers of other faiths. His references in support for needed changes are logical, grounded in history and enhanced by his personal experience.
 

About Charles R. Krivcher

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Charles R. Krivcher, a native Tennessean, is a lawyer and retired soldier, who served for 20 years as an intelligence officer in the United States Army Reserve (USAR), retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC). Graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1971, Charles obtained his law degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1973 and completed the United States Army's Command & General Staff College in 1993. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for his Reform Temple (Congregation Ohabai Sholom) in Nashville. His previously published article entitled "Lessons in the Mirror" (Reform Judaism Magazine, September 2011) was a warm-up of sorts for "Welcome To The Front Row". He is hard at work on a new writing project which he hopes to have published in early 2014.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 162 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.
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A well-intentioned, heartfelt plea for fairness, but one unlikely to change minds.

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