From Patriarchy to Partnership: The Evolution of the Jewish Woman

By Janet Rosenberg

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1979

The author examines traditional Jewish ideas regarding the role of Jewish women as found in the Bible, the traditional ketubah and aspects of traditional Halacha. She further examines the impact of Emancipation, the Reform movement and other aspects of modernity on the way many Jewish women see themselves in modern society. The author argues that today, imposed definitions of male and female roles are difficult to support, and that Jews should re-examine Jewish traditions and institutions to respond to today's Jewish woman, who is asking for full participation. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.4, Summer 1979.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Feminism, Empowerment

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 55/No. 4

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Language: English

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Rosenberg, Janet. From Patriarchy to Partnership: The Evolution of the Jewish Woman. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1979: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1680


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