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Judaism and Feminism

Judaism and Feminism

Individual Feminists:

Dianne Ashton

Laura Levitt

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The Bridges Jewish Feminist Journal can be accessed here.

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Feminism is also
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      Adler, Rachel. Engendering Judaism: An Inclusive Theology and Ethics. Jewish Pub. Society, 1997.

      Ashton, Dianne and Ellen M. Umansky, ed. Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook. Beacon Press, 1992.

      Bach, Alice, ed. Women in the Hebrew Bible: A Reader. Routledge, 1998.

      Bar-Ilan, Meir. Some Jewish Women in Antiquity. Scholars Press, 1998. [To read chapter summaries, click here.]

      Beal, Timothy K. The Book of Hiding: Gender, Ethnicity, Annihilation and Esther. NY: Routledge, 1997.

      Brenner, Athalya, ed. A Feminist Companion to the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament. Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.

      Brenner, Athalya. The Intercourse of Knowledge: On Gendering Desire and 'Sexuality' in the Hebrew Bible. Brill Academic Pub., 1997.

      Buchman, Christina and Celina Spiegel, ed. Out of the Garden: Women Writers on the Bible. 1994.

      Dopps-Allsopps, F.W. Weep O Daughter of Zion. 1993.

      Frankel, Ellen. The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah. Harper San Francisco, 1997.

      Galambush, Julie. Jerusalem in the Book of Ezekiel: The City as Yahweh's Wife. Scholars Press, 1992.

      Gerstenberger, Erhard S. Yahweh -- The Patriarch: Ancient Images of God and Feminist Theology. Fortress Press, 1996.

      Gottlieb, Lynn.She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of a Renewed Judaism. Harper San Francisco, 1995.

      Hauptman, Judith. Reading the Talmud: A Woman's Approach.

      Ilan, Tal. "Patriarchy, the Land of Israel and the Legal Position of Women in Rabbinic Literature." NASHIM: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues 1 (1998).

      Kates, Judith A. and Gail T. Reimer, ed. Reading Ruth: Contemporary Jewish Women Reclaim a Sacred Story. Ballantine Books, 1994.

      Kopelowitz, Ezra. "Three Subcultures of Conservative Judaism and the Issue of Ordaining Women." NASHIM: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues 1 (1998).

      Krafte-Jacobs, Lori. Feminism and Modern Jewish Theological Method. Peter Lang Pub., 1996.

      Lamdan, Ruth. "The Mercies of the Court: Jewish Women Seeking Divorce in Sixteenth-Century Palestine, Syria and Egypt." NASHIM: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues 1 (1998).

      Lamdan, Ruth. A Separate People: Jewish Women in Sixteenth-Century Palestine, Syria and Egypt. 1997.

      Levitt, Laura. Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home. Routledge, 1997.

      Levitt, Laura. Reconfiguring Home: Jewish Feminist Identity/ies. 1993.

      Levitt, Laura and Miriam Peskowitz, ed. Judaism Since Gender. Routledge, 1997.

      Long, Asphodel. A Chariot Drawn by Lions: The Search for the Female in Deity. Crossing Press, 1993.

      Moore, Tracy, ed. Lesbiot: Israeli Lesbians Talk About Sexuality, Feminism, Judaism and Their Lives. 1995.

      Plaskow, Judith. Standing Again at the Sinai: Judism from the Feminist Perspective. Harper San Francisco, 1991.

      Rudavsky, T.M., ed. Gender and Judaism: The Transformation of Tradition. Cassell Academic, 1995.

      Rutledge, David. Reading Marginally: Feminism, Deconstruction and the Bible. Brill Academic Pub., 1996.

      Sered, Susan. "A Tale of Three Raches, or: The Cultural Herstory of a Symbol." NASHIM: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues 1 (1998).

      Shakdiel, Leah. "The Straightforward, the Comfortable and the Conflicted: Books on Women Rabbis." NASHIM: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues 1 (1998).

      Shilo, Margalit. "The Double or Multiple Image of the New Hebrew Woman." NASHIM: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues 1 (1998).

      Zuckerman, Francine, ed. Half the Kingdom: Seven Jewish Feminists. Vebicule Press, 1992.

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