Changing Minds: Feminism in Contemporary Orthodox Jewish Life

By Sylvia Barack Fishman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), April 2000

The victories and successes of the feminist movement have surely had a strong impact on liberal Jewish movements, however one wonders if similar effects have been prevalent in Orthodoxy. To explore where Orthodox feminism is currently, the William Petschek National Jewish Family Center commissioned a study of the inroads of feminism within Orthodoxy. This work of the author, co-director of the Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women at Brandeis University, not only maps out the accomplishments of feminism but also charts possible directions for the future.

Topic: Feminism, Orthodox Judaism, Liberal Judaism, Future

Funder: Barbara and Saul Mirowitz Fund

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Fishman, Sylvia Barack. Changing Minds: Feminism in Contemporary Orthodox Jewish Life. American Jewish Committee (AJC). April 2000:


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