Lubavitcher Women in America: Identity and Activism in the Postwar Era

Lubavitcher Women in America: Identity and Activism in the Postwar Era

by Bonnie J. Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791438007

ISBN-13: 9780791438008

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Lubavitcher Women in America offers a rare look at the world of Hasidic women activists since World War II. The revival of ultra-Orthodox Judaism in the second half of the twentieth century has baffled many assimilated American Jews, especially those Jewish feminists hostile to Orthodox interpretations of women’s roles. This text gives voice to the lives of

Overview

Lubavitcher Women in America offers a rare look at the world of Hasidic women activists since World War II. The revival of ultra-Orthodox Judaism in the second half of the twentieth century has baffled many assimilated American Jews, especially those Jewish feminists hostile to Orthodox interpretations of women’s roles. This text gives voice to the lives of those Hasidic women who served the late Lubavitcher Rebbe as educators and outreach activists, and examines their often successful efforts to recruit other Jewish women to the Lubavitcher community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791438008
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: A Feminist Historian's Intentions1
1.A Woman of Valor, Who Can Find?13
2.Educate a Child According to His Ways29
3.Ingathering Those That Were Far Away: The Neshei Chabad Conventions55
4.Everything Emanates from the Woman78
5.Whatever Is Happening in the Gentile World Is Reflected in the Jewish World: Reactions to Feminism100
6.We Must Live with the Times123
Glossary of Yiddish and Hebrew Terms141
Notes147
Hasidic Historiography165
Bibliography171
Index183

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