This booklet is the 1st to judge the advance of feminist scholarship in a number of fields inside of Jewish stories. Eminent students in bible study, rabbinics, theology, heritage, literature, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and movie stories verify the nation of data approximately ladies in each one box, research how this information has affected the mainstream of the self-discipline, and suggest new questions and ideas to pursue. The authors-Joyce Antler, Lynn Davidman, Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Judith Hauptman, Paula E. Hyman, Sonya Michel, Judith Plaskow, Susan Starr Sered, Naomi Sokoloff, Shelly Tenenbaum, and Hava Tirosh-Rothschild-consider a variety of attention-grabbing matters. between them are: even if Jewish tradition is as patriarchal as is sometimes assumed; how gender preparations in Jewish existence are formed via the constructions and tradition of the bigger societies within which Jews stay; the various ways that alterations in Jewish households through the years and position are skilled via girls and through males; even if girls or males were extra reluctant to assimilate; and the way segregation of the sexes has affected women's autonomy in several classes and destinations in Jewish heritage. jointly, the articles current a powerful argument for the inclusion of gender as a class of research in all fields of Jewish experiences.

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