Women Remaking American Judaism by Riv-Ellen Prell PDF

By Riv-Ellen Prell

the increase of Jewish feminism, a department of either second-wave feminism and the yankee counterculture, within the overdue Nineteen Sixties had a unprecedented influence at the management, perform, and ideology of yank Jews. ladies Remaking American Judaism is the 1st e-book to completely research the adjustments in American Judaism as ladies fought to perform their faith absolutely and to make sure that its rituals, texts, and liturgies mirrored their lives. as well as making a choice on the adjustments that happened, this quantity goals to appreciate the method of swap in ritual, theology, and clergy around the denominations.

The essays in ladies Remaking American Judaism supply a paradoxical knowing of Jewish feminism as either radical, within the transformational experience, and accomodationist, within the feel that it used to be completely appropriate with liberal Judaism. Essays within the first part, Reenvisioning Judaism, examine the feminist demanding situations to conventional knowing of Jewish legislations, texts, and theology. In Redefining Judaism, the second one part, participants realize that the alterations in American Judaism have been finally placed into position through every one denomination, their legislations committees, seminaries, rabbinic courts, rabbis, and synagogues, and think about the certain evolution of women’s concerns within the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist pursuits. eventually, within the 3rd part, Re-Framing Judaism, essays tackle feminist concepts that, sometimes, happened outdoor of the synagogue. An creation by means of Riv-Ellen Prell situates the essays in either American and sleek Jewish background and provides an research of why Jewish feminism was once revolutionary.

Women Remaking American Judaism increases provocative questions on the alterations to Judaism following the feminist circulate, at each flip asking what switch capacity in Judaism and different American religions and the way the struggle for equality among women and men parallels and differs from different alterations in Judaism. ladies Remaking American Judaism may be of curiosity to either students of Jewish background and women’s studies.

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