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The Impact of Feminism on the Contemporary American Jewish Community

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Publication Date: January 1989

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Sylvia Barack Fishman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jewry; Gender

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The primary focus in this article will be a discussion and assessment of the impact of both general American and Jewish feminism on demographics, religious, and organizational spheres of American Jewish life. Source materials include statistical data from population studies of several Jewish communities; published and unpublished studies on particular segments of the Jewish population; analytical works that explore relevant aspects of American Jewish life; and articles in the popular press.