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Religious Feminism in Israel: A Revolution in Process

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Irit Koren; Irit Koren

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2008, pp.20-22.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Orthodox Judaism; Feminsim; Jewish Law (Halacha); Empowerment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


The author discusses feminist trend underway in the Orthodox world, including breakthroughs in women's advanced Jewish education, efforts to transform elements of ritual to fit feminist values, new conceptions of the female body and sexuality, and efforts to expand opportunity for public leadership.