Women and American Judaism: Historical Perspectives / Edition 1

Women and American Judaism: Historical Perspectives / Edition 1

by Pamela S. Nadell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584651245

ISBN-13: 9781584651246

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

In April 1998, the front page of the Los Angeles Times proclaimed that Jews "live in extraordinary times, when American women have transformed their status in Judaism, creating one of the most dramatic cultural shifts in centirues of Jewish history." At the end of the 20th century Jewish women had redefined how they lived their Judaism: innovative

Overview

In April 1998, the front page of the Los Angeles Times proclaimed that Jews "live in extraordinary times, when American women have transformed their status in Judaism, creating one of the most dramatic cultural shifts in centirues of Jewish history." At the end of the 20th century Jewish women had redefined how they lived their Judaism: innovative religious ceremonies welcoming the birth of daughters proliferated, girls came to mark their bat mitzvah, and Jewish women turned out for feminist seders and became rabbis. These essays show, however, that since colonial times Jewish women have continually reshaped their roles. Offering a gendered overview of three centuries of American Jewish religious life, they raise key questions about how women from across the nation conceptualized their ideas of Jewish womanhood even as they transformed their roles at home, in synagogues, as volunteers, and in the public eye.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584651246
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life & HBI Series on Jewish Women
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors --
Joyce Antler, Dianne Ashton, Aviva Ben-Ur, Karla Goldman, Eric Goldstein, Felicia Herman, Deborah Lipstadt, Pamela S. Nadell, Jonathan D. Sarna, Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Holly Snyder, Regina Stein, William Toll, Beth Wenger

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