On Being a Jewish Feminist by Susannah Heschel

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  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Judaism - Theology,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • Judaism

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Number of Pages288
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Open LibraryOL7933951M
ISBN 100805238379
ISBN 109780805238372

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On Being a Jewish Feminist is an essential work for those readers in demand of an overall view of the challenges encountered by Jewish Feminism and the answers provided to those by it. In an understandable way for those who are non-Jewish, the reader is supplied with the targets of Jewish Feminism: the roles, images,assumptions to be questioned Cited by: On Being a Jewish Feminist is a collection of essays about the conflicts between feminism and traditional--particularly Orthodox--Jewish practice and doctrine.

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Twenty-four articles spanning a decade of Jewish feminism—and repeatedly posing the question of whether, given the patriarchal nature of Judaism (the law, the customs), ""it is desirable—even possible—for a feminist to be a Jew."" Introducing the whole, and each of the three sections (""Old Myth and Images,"" ""Forging New Identities,"" ""Creating a Feminist Theology of Judaism.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: On being a Jewish feminist. New York: Schocken Books, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

One of the first books on Jewish feminism that I ever read was Danya Ruttenberg’s amazing book Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism. An anthology of stories on a variety of topics, including Orthodox women, women who wear kippot, Sephardic Jews, religion and body image, transgender issues and the mikvah, and intermarriage and atheism, this book.

On Being a Jewish Feminist is indispensable for anyone who wishes to understand contemporary Judaism or contemporary Jewish thought. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents. Acknowledgments. xi: Introduction. xxxix. Jewish feminist theology. Various versions of feminist theology exist within the Jewish community. Some of these theologies promote the idea that it is important to have a feminine characterization of God, and/or more feminist language in general.

*On Being a Jewish Feminist: A Reader*, ed. Susannah Heschel (New York: Schocken Books, ). Battered Jewish wives / Mimi Scarf --Israeli women: three myths / Lesley Hazleton --Women-identified women in male-identified Judaism / Batya Bauman --Memories of an Orthodox youth / Thena Kendall --Feminist path to Judaism / Gail Shulman --Notes toward finding the right question / Cynthia Ozick --Women and power in the federation / Deborah E.

Judith Plaskow is the first Jewish feminist to identify herself as a theologian. Deeply learned in classical and modern Christian theology yet profoundly committed to her own Judaism, Plaskow created a distinctively Jewish theology acutely conscious of its own structure and categories and in dialogue with the feminist theologies of other religions.

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The Jewish Women’s Archive website is a comprehensive website dedicated to key Jewish feminists, containing 1, profiles. If one simply searches for “list of feminists” on Wikipedia, the page. This book is designed to demonstrate a range of ways that Jewish feminist work can operate with the full breadth of what intersectionality studies has to offer.

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