Ma'yan Journey - Fall 2002

By Rona Shapiro, Tamara Cohen, Shifra Bronznick, Ilana Harlow, Aasma Khan

Ma'yan, Fall 2002

This issue of Journey addresses three feminist principles that Jewish women can use to make their voices heard and their presence felt in contemporary society. The first principle emphasizes that ritual has meaning. Women can reassert their voice and their sense of sacred space by participating in ritual that honors experiences as women and Jews. Rabbi Rona Shapiro and Tamara Cohen write on the importance of ritual. Ilana Harlow writes on the rituals that developed after 9/11 in the context of a shifting religious landscape. The second principle is the necessity of women's full participation in public discourse. Rabbi Shapiro also writes on the importance of women's voices in public discourse as a reminder that policy should not ignore voices who are silenced. Shifra Bronznick presents seven ways to make women's voices heard. Aasma Khan exemplifies how women can affect tolerance and change. One of her revised speeches is published in this issue as an inspiration to Jewish communities fighting all forms of violence and bigotry. The third principle is that women should accept and love their actual bodies, instead of attempting to conform to an imagined ideal. The third section of Journey discusses how women can challenge a standard of beauty that encourages media distortions rather than women's real bodies and voices. The changemaker profile features Manon Slome, an independent curator and art consultant in New York.

Topic: Body, Art, Ritual, Gender, Artistic Expression, Islam, Feminism, Women

Name of Publication: Ma'yan Journey

Genre: Journal

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Shapiro, Rona. Cohen, Tamara. Bronznick, Shifra. Harlow, Ilana. Khan, Aasma. Ma'yan Journey - Fall 2002. Ma'yan Journey. Ma'yan. Fall 2002: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15207


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