[quote="Luke2220, post:1, topic:304242"]
A question raised out of simple ignorance.
In 2012, (or anytime prior) can a female fill the role of priest in the Jewish faith?
I simply need a binary Yes / No answer; I don't need the justification.
I'm inclined to think that the answer is "No".
Something I heard made me think otherwise.
There are female rabbis in Reform Judaism but not in Orthodox Judaism. In Conservative Judaism (to put it simply, midway in orthodoxy between Orthodox and Reform), there was something of a scandal when a female rabbi was ordained. I believe, and others may have the details, there was ONCE, perhaps a few hundred years ago, a female rabbi in Orthodox Judaism.