Sources about partnership minyanim

The structure of Rosh Pina is based largely on the work of Rabbi Mendel Shapiro and R. Daniel Sperber.  This list of sources is illustrative, and in no way exhaustive.

The article by Rabbi Henkin is included to provide a thorough discussion of varying halakhic perspectives.


R. Sperber — Congregational Dignity and Human Dignity (pdf)

R. Shapiro — Qeriat Hatorah by women (pdf)

R. Henkin — Qeriat Hatorah by women-response to Shapiro (pdf)

R. Shapiro — Shapiro’s Response to Henkin (pdf)


R. Wimpfheimer —  Rabbi May I? Taking Responsibility for Psak in a Post-Feminist Age (pdf)