Feminism: Giving Birth to a New Judaism
Publication Date: September 1981
Author(s): Martha Ackelsberg
Series: Sh'ma (11/216) and CLAL Encore Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Gender; Discrimination; Empowerment; Family
Coverage: United States
The author discusses the spiritual, educational and familial obstacles that prevent women from fully participating in the Jewish community. Although equal access is a crucial step to overcoming these obstacles, a fundamental transformation of Jewish education, spirituality and familial tradition is necessary in order for the Jewish community to be responsive to and reflective of all its members.