Between feminism and Orthodox Judaism : resistance, identity, and religious change in Israel / by Yael Israel-Cohen.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
- Jewish Identities in a Changing World 20.
Jewish identities in a changing world, 1570-7997 ; v. 20
1 online resource (161 pages)
- Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Jewish women -- Religious life -- Israel.
Orthodox Judaism -- Israel.
- Electronic books.
- In Between Feminism and Orthodox Judaism , Yael Israel-Cohen offers an analysis of the activism and identity of women considered at the forefront of the feminist challenge to Orthodoxy. Through a look at women’s battle over synagogue ritual and the ordination of women rabbis, an intricate and complex picture of identity, resistance, and religious change is revealed. Some of the central questions that Yael Israel-Cohen explores are: How do modern Orthodox women strategize to implement feminist changes? How do they deal with what at least on the surface seem to be conflicting allegiances? How do they perceive their role as agents of change and what are the ramifications of their activism for how we understand the boundaries of Orthodoxy more generally? This book is also available in paperback. \'Between Feminism and Orthodox Judaism represents an interpretive study at its finest. It is well-written, theoretically sophisticated, and grounded within the literature. I highly recommend this book for scholars and nonscholars alike who are interested in studies of women’s resistance in conservative settings.\' Faezeh Bahreini, University of South Florida, Tampa
- Preliminary Material
Chapter One: Religious Change and Women’s Agency in Conservative Religions
Chapter Two: Modern Orthodox Judaism and Women’s Standing
Chapter Three: Methodology
Chapter Four: The Battle over Women’s Standing in Synagogue Ritual
Chapter Five: Orthodox Women Rabbis? “It’s Only a Matter of Time”
Chapter Six: The Cultural Contextualization of Orthodox Feminist Identity
Chapter Seven: Orthodox Feminists Talk about Feminism in a Wider Perspective
Chapter Eight: The Trend Towards an Increasingly Hybrid and Pluralistic Orthodoxy
Chapter Nine: The Present and the Future of Orthodox Feminism
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1163/9789004235311 DOI
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