New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future

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Jewish Lights Pub., 2009 - Religion - 439 pages
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Jewish Feminism: What Have We Accomplished? What Is Still to Be Done?

"When you are in the middle of the revolution you can't really plan the next steps ahead. But now we can. The book is intended to open up a dialogue between the early Jewish feminist pioneers and the young women shaping Judaism today . Read it, use it, debate it, ponder it." from the Introduction

This empowering anthology looks at the growth and accomplishments of Jewish feminism and what that means for Jewish women today and tomorrow. It features the voices of women from every area of Jewish life the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, Orthodox and Jewish Renewal movements; rabbis, congregational leaders, artists, writers, community service professionals, academics, and chaplains, from the United States, Canada, and Israel addressing the important issues that concern Jewish women:

Women and TheologyWomen, Ritual and TorahWomen and the SynagogueWomen in IsraelGender, Sexuality and AgeWomen and the DenominationsLeadership and Social JusticeContributors: Beth Cooper Benjamin, EdD Rabbi Donna Berman, PhD Ellen Bernstein Marla Brettschneider, PhD Shifra Bronznick Anita Diamant Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson Ruth Andrew Ellenson Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, PhD Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Idana Goldberg, PhD Rabbi Elyse Goldstein Jodie Gordon Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD Sara Hurwitz, Madricha Ruchanit (Religious Mentor) Rabbi Jill Jacobs Rabbi Valerie Joseph Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar Rabbi Naamah Kelman Rabbi Gail Labovitz, PhD Lori Hope Lefkovitz, PhD Anne Lapidus Lerner, PhD Rahel Lerner Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman Rabbi Dalia Marx, PhD Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler Rabbi Haviva Ner-David, PhD Cantor Barbara Ostfeld Rabbi Barbara Penzner Judith Plaskow, PhD Rabbi Irit Printz Rabbi Einat Ramon, PhD Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael Rosie Rosenzweig Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi Rabbi Rona Shapiro Margalit Shilo, PhD Rabbi Alana Suskin Wendy Zierler, PhD "

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About the author (2009)

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein , one of the leading rabbis of a new generation, is director of Kolel: The Adult Center for Liberal Jewish Learning, a full-time progressive adult Jewish learning center. Goldstein lectures frequently throughout North America. She is also editor of The Women's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions ; and The Women's Haftarah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Haftarah Portions, the 5 Megillot and Special Shabbatot ; and author of the award-winning New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future and ReVisions: Seeing Torah through a Feminist Lens (all Jewish Lights).Rabbi Elyse Goldstein is available to speak on the following topics: Women and Judaism Reform Judaism Jewish Parenting General Judaica

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