Why Should I Stand Behind the Mechitzah When I Could Be a Prayer Leader? Marina Goodman As she began studying her traditional Jewish roots, Marina Goodman found much that delighted her and much that perplexed her. Particularly difficult was the role of women in Judaism. Were women really discriminated against in Jewish observance, relegated to second-class status? Here Ms. Goodman shares the profound, surprising, and inspiring answers that she discovered on her spiritual odyssey. Blending solid Jewish scholarship with her own saga, she takes on many of the issues facing the Jewish woman today: the role of women and men in Jewish life, family issues, women's traditions in prayer and Torah learning. This is a book for every Jewish woman who wants to understand her rich heritage and find the answers to her questions.