Engendering Judaism

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Rachel Adler has written a pioneering work on what it means to "engender" Jewish tradition, that is, how women's full inclusion can and must transform our understanding and practice of Jewish law, prayer, sexuality, and marriage.
Engendering Judaism challenges both mainstream Judaism and feminist dogma, and speaks across the movements as well as to Christian theologians and feminists. It presents a theology and ethics for Judaism that men and women recreate and renew together as...
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Overview

Rachel Adler has written a pioneering work on what it means to "engender" Jewish tradition, that is, how women's full inclusion can and must transform our understanding and practice of Jewish law, prayer, sexuality, and marriage.
Engendering Judaism challenges both mainstream Judaism and feminist dogma, and speaks across the movements as well as to Christian theologians and feminists. It presents a theology and ethics for Judaism that men and women recreate and renew together as equals. Adler assesses the impact of gender and sexuality on Judaism's classic texts. She brings this assessment to bear on three central areas of Jewish thought and practice; law, liturgy, and the ethics of sexuality and relationship
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Judith Plaskow

"A dazzling weave of theory, textual analysis, and practical proposals for the transformation of Judaism . . . takes Jewish feminism to a new, richer, and deeper level."—Judith Plaskow
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827605848
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication date: 4/10/1998
  • Pages: 300
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Prelude: The Female Rapist and Other Inversions 1
Ch. 2 Here Comes Skotsl: Renewing Halakhah 21
Ch. 3 And Not Be Silent: Toward Inclusive Worship 61
Ch. 4 Justice and Peace Shall Kiss: An Ethics of Sexuality and Relationship 105
Ch. 5 B'rit Ahuvim: A Marriage Between Subjects 169
Epilogue: On Seeds and Ruins 209
Appendix 213
Notes 219
Index of Bible Citations 261
General Index 263
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