Choosing Limits, Limiting Choices: Women's Status and Religious Life

By Sylvia Barack Fishman, Tamar Ross, Blu Greenberg

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, March 13, 2005

Is Jewish Orthodox life threatened by changing gender roles? When the boys club admits the girls, do the boys drop out? And, as an addendum to that question, how are men and children reacting to strong women? What are the real and phony threats to Orthodox life, which are currently being attributed to women? What is the relationship between women who call themselves feminists and those who do not? These are the questions considered by the three panelists, who discuss how American Orthodox communities, leaders, and youth, are grappling with the challenges posed by modernizing American social norms.

Topic: Continuity, Feminism, Orthodox Judaism, Modernity, Jewish Continuity, Women

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fishman, Sylvia Barack. Ross, Tamar. Greenberg, Blu. Choosing Limits, Limiting Choices: Women's Status and Religious Life. Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. 13 March 2005:


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