Lynn Feinberg is a religion historian and rabbi. She is the Nordic region’s first female rabbi and the first Nordic rabbi in the field of Jewish Renewal, and was inaugurated for this in 2010. She supervises both in Kabbalah and astrology. Lynn has translated and edited a Norwegian edition of the Talmud in the series of “The Holy Scriptures of the World”.
Feinberg is interested in Jewish feminism and criticism of traditional male dominance in Orthodox Judaism. In 2001 she became cand.philol. in religious history from the University of Oslo with the main thesis “Prayer and ritual purity in Judaism” — the Jewish prayer community. An attempt to investigate and understand the underlying causes of Jewish gender dichotomous thinking. She then trained as the Nordic region’s first female rabbi at the Aleph Jewish Renewal in the USA, a syncretic Jewish movement and organization that places great emphasis on feminism, environmentalism and pacifism, in addition to Jewish mysticism.
She works part-time as a Jewish Renewal rabbi (the major Jewish denominations in the Nordic countries are Orthodox and do not recognize female rabbis), and is also as a writer, course leader, spiritual guide, professional consultant in Judaism and astrology. She also has a pastoral clinical education from Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital. Lynn Feinberg’s father, Kai Feinberg, was in Auschwitz for three years until the camp was liberated by Soviet forces in January 1945. One of his father’s aunts also survived, the rest of the family was annihilated. (Source: Wikipedia)
Photo: Leslie Feinberg