A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community by Sylvia Barack Fishman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community / Edition 1

A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community / Edition 1

by Sylvia Barack Fishman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874517060

ISBN-13: 9780874517064

Pub. Date: 03/01/1995

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

Today's Jewish women, successfully availing themselves of the increased educational and occupational opportunities that feminism has encouraged, feel a new sense of self and entitlement. Yet as feminist advances have opened possibilities, they also have called into question traditional roles. The challenge to Jewish women today is to preserve the Jewish community

Overview

Today's Jewish women, successfully availing themselves of the increased educational and occupational opportunities that feminism has encouraged, feel a new sense of self and entitlement. Yet as feminist advances have opened possibilities, they also have called into question traditional roles. The challenge to Jewish women today is to preserve the Jewish community and guarantee its survival while creating meaningful new social and spiritual models that respond to feminist enlightenment. Drawing on interviews with Jewish women from eighteen to eighty across the United States, as well as on new demographic data, scholarship, literature, and media, A Breath of Life explores the full panorama of contemporary options for Jewish women striving to combine community family and individual needs.

A Jewish Book Club selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874517064
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Series:
Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life
Edition description:
1st paperback ed
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Discovering Jewish Feminism
Contemplating Marriage
Choosing Jewish Parenthood • Working, Volunteering, and Jewish Living
Broadening Sexual and Gender Roles
Sanctifying Women's Lives
Praying with Women's Voices
Educating the New Jewish Women
Breaking Through Jewish Ceilings
Balancing Jewish and Feminist Goals
Tables
Notes
Index

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