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New Jewish Feminism

Probing the Past, Forging the Future

Elyse Goldstein (Editor), Anita Diamant (Foreword by), Donna Berman (Contribution by)


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Jewish Feminism: What Have We Accomplished? What Is Still to Be Done?

"When you are in the middle of the revolution you can't really plan the next steps ahead. But now we can. The book is intended to open up a dialogue between the early Jewish feminist pioneers and the young women shaping Judaism today.... Read it, use it, debate it, ponder it."
--from the Introduction

This empowering anthology looks at the growth and accomplishments of Jewish feminism and what that means for Jewish women today and tomorrow. It features the voices of women from every area of Jewish life--the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, Orthodox and Jewish Renewal movements; rabbis, congregational leaders, artists, writers, community service professionals, academics, and chaplains, from the United States, Canada, and Israel--addressing the important issues that concern Jewish women:

  • Women and Theology
  • Women, Ritual and Torah
  • Women and the Synagogue
  • Women in Israel
  • Gender, Sexuality and Age
  • Women and the Denominations
  • Leadership and Social Justice
Contributors: Beth Cooper Benjamin, EdD - Rabbi Donna Berman, PhD - Ellen Bernstein - Marla Brettschneider, PhD - Shifra Bronznick - Anita Diamant - Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson - Ruth Andrew Ellenson - Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, PhD - Rabbi Tirzah Firestone - Idana Goldberg, PhD - Rabbi Elyse Goldstein - Jodie Gordon - Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb - Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD - Sara Hurwitz, Madricha Ruchanit (Religious Mentor)- Rabbi Jill Jacobs - Rabbi Valerie Joseph - Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar - Rabbi Naamah Kelman - Rabbi Gail Labovitz, PhD - Lori Hope Lefkovitz, PhD - Anne Lapidus Lerner, PhD - Rahel Lerner - Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman - Rabbi Dalia Marx, PhD - Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler - Rabbi Haviva Ner-David, PhD - Cantor Barbara Ostfeld - Rabbi Barbara Penzner - Judith Plaskow, PhD - Rabbi Irit Printz - Rabbi Einat Ramon, PhD - Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael - Rosie Rosenzweig - Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg - Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi - Rabbi Rona Shapiro - Margalit Shilo, PhD - Rabbi Alana Suskin - Wendy Zierler, PhD

Jewish Lights Publishing, 9781580233590, 439pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008