Between Feminism and Orthodox Judaism (Paperback): Resistance, Identity, and Religious Change in Israel (Jewish Identities in a Changing World #20) (Hardcover)

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Between Feminism and Orthodox Judaism (Paperback): Resistance, Identity, and Religious Change in Israel (Jewish Identities in a Changing World #20) (Hardcover)

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In Between Feminism and Orthodox Judaism, Yael Israel-Cohen offers an analysis of the activism and identity of women considered at the forefront of the feminist challenge to Orthodoxy. Through a look at women's battle over synagogue ritual and the ordination of women rabbis, an intricate and complex picture of identity, resistance, and religious change is revealed. Some of the central questions that Yael Israel-Cohen explores are: How do modern Orthodox women strategize to implement feminist changes? How do they deal with what at least on the surface seem to be conflicting allegiances? How do they perceive their role as agents of change and what are the ramifications of their activism for how we understand the boundaries of Orthodoxy more generally?

"Between Feminism and Orthodox Judaism represents an interpretive study at its finest. It is well-written, theoretically sophisticated, and grounded within the literature. I highly recommend this book for scholars and nonscholars alike who are interested in studies of women's resistance in conservative settings." Faezeh Bahreini, University of South Florida, Tampa
Yael Israel-Cohen, Ph.D. (2011), Tel Aviv University, has published academic articles on the topic of women's status in Orthodoxy and is a co-author of the book Building a Diaspora, Russian Jews in Israel, Germany and the USA (Brill, 2006).
Product Details ISBN: 9789004234833
ISBN-10: 9004234837
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: July 25th, 2012
Pages: 162
Language: English
Series: Jewish Identities in a Changing World