I recently watched the interview posted here. At 1:45, when asked who she would consult re: the decision to cover her hair, the interviewee states: "I'm definitely going to talk to my rabbi or his wife." (emphasis mine) It's not the first time I've heard an Orthodox woman mention asking the Rebbetzin for input re: Judaism. So, question!:
While I know the rabbi goes to yeshiva, and gets smicha to earn his title and expertise, aside from an M.R.S. degree, how is the Rebbetzin qualified to answer such questions?
p.s. I haven't read Ragen's book (pictured above), the image just seemed appropriate.