Negotiating Egalitarianism and Judaism: American Jewish Feminisms and Their Implications for Jewish Life

By Sylvia Barack Fishman

Brandeis University Press, 1999

The author discusses Jewish feminisms that focus on Judaism, addressing religious, personal, and organizational/institutional areas such as bringing women to the center of synagogue worship by increasing participatory roles for women in public Judaism, creating woman-centered rituals that celebrate women's life cycle events, creating gender neutral and/or woman-affinning liturgies, providing increased levels of Jewish education for girls and women of all ages, and breaking the glass ceilings that keep women out of positions of decision making and power in Jewish communal life.

Topic: Gender, Feminism, Religious Denominations, Values

Name of Publication: Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader

Editor: Farber, Roberta Rosenberg , Waxman, Chaim I.

Page Number(s): 163-190

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: University Press of New England, Lebanon, NH (reprinted with permission).

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Bibliographic Information:
Fishman, Sylvia Barack. Negotiating Egalitarianism and Judaism: American Jewish Feminisms and Their Implications for Jewish Life. Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader. Brandeis University Press. 1999: 163-190. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3568


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