“I think the call for women rabbis is unhelpful, because there are roles that rabbis play that women, by Jewish law, are prohibited from doing. That’s very clear. In the same breath, there are many other roles that women can perform.” – R. Avi Weiss (source)
I came across this 1998 quote in a google search for something entirely unrelated. But I think it’s very interesting, to say the least.