Emma Barnett



Emma Barnett discovers if you can be a feminist if you are an orthodox Jew.


Emma Barnett is 29 and Women's Editor of the Daily Telegraph. She regards herself as a feminist: she demands equality in the workplace and in all aspects of her secular life. But she has a secret. As an orthodox Jew, when attending synagogue, she is happy to sit separately from the men, not to take part in the service and finds it hard to embrace the concept of women rabbis.

Emma tries to resolve this contradiction by talking to Sarah,who also wrestles with this dilemma - the values she holds in her secular life are not the same as those she holds onto in her religious one.

Sarah is a highly successful barrister, a feminist and orthodox jew, she explains how she relieves the tensions raised by her contradictory life.

Producer: Lucy Lunt.