Category Archives: Women & Judaism

Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home (Creating

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Some contributors do indulge in sweeping generalizations (men care about achievement, women about relationships, etc.), but as often as not, these dichotomies are set up in order to urge men to embrace their feminine side. Look, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. Our batei din, in conjunction with your “sponsoring rabbi”s, are prepared to guide you through the process and offer the assistance necessary in transitioning to this new lifestyle.
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Jewish Mothers

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After all, one first needs to look at pagan art. There are many approaches how to deal with the scientific research of evolution by the Orthodox Jews. Prophets played a crucial role in Hebrew society by calling social injustices to attention. In actual historical development, however, many deviations have occurred from so-called normative or rabbinic Judaism. By making their children go to the synagogue to learn Scripture and their husbands to the Beth Hamidrash to learn Mishnah, and waiting for their husbands till they return from the Beth Hamidrash.” 126 One “rabbi,” Ben Azzai, even went so far as not to marry at all; he was, he said, in love with the Torah.
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Mirror of His Beauty: Feminine Images of God from the Bible

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Exactly which cases is he referencing and what is the source of his data? There is a great deal of Zoroastrian influence in both Judaism and Christianity. A wealth of kabbalistic writings was produced, including the Zohar ("splendor") of Moses de Leon (13th century). Humanistic Judaism: This is a very small group, mainly composed of atheists and agnostics, who regard mankind as the measure of all things. What and when are the main Jewish Festivals?
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Woman and Her Master, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

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What is the Role of the Woman in Judaism? Can the Demand for Change In the Status of Women Be Halakhically Legitimated? The ethos of Jewish traditional life in eighteenth-century Europe remained largely uninformed by the scientific revolution. It is ironic, but true, that the more one knows and observes what it is written in the Torah, the less one feels the need to be “called up to the Torah.” This is because the Torah tells us that Judaism is not a religion like other religions.
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From the Shtetl to the Lecture Hall: Jewish Women and

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A man could divorce his wife, according to Rabbinic law, for many reasons over and above infidelity.... These former Christians who became Jewish converts switched their religion for many different reasons. And the existences of the angels, and the celestial bodies, and all that is in them and that which is below them…all need Him for their existence. Sanhedrin 4:5: "...if any man has caused a single soul to perish from Israel Scripture imputes it to him as though he had caused a whole world to perish; and if any man saves alive a single soul from Israel Scripture imputes it to him as though he had saved alive a whole world." [ 112 ] Moses Maimonides, Mishneh Torah (The Book of Knowledge), Abodah zara X,1.
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Marriage and Metaphor: Constructions of Gender in Rabbinic

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Rabbi Goldie Milgram also innovated, and for over a decade directed and co-anchored, the first public health television interview program, Health Watch for NBC TV 40, as well as a newspaper column by the same name. And then I had wonderful role models along the way. It is a study in the concept of deductive reasoning. See The Ordination of Women as Rabbis: Studies and Responsa. [3] Personal conversation with Mimi Feigelson, July 2000 at Lishma program, Camp Ramah in California. [4] Rabbi Chipman was ordained by Rabbi Jehudah Gershuni and is considered to be a respected rabbi in Israel.
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Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture (The New

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After her husband’s death, Mathilde Schechter extended their vision by founding the National Women’s League (now the Women’s League For Conservative Judaism) in 1918 as the women’s division of the United Synagogue of America. Even when the prophets offer their critiques of fasting, it is not the ceremony itself they attack, but merely the hypocritical spirit that accompanies it. And there is more to the Word that does and would effect us, to walk in His Way, if we only understood what the Church intentionally buried 1,900 years ago, and continually demonizes.
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Shoshana's Song

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In 1983, the Central Conference of American Rabbis passed a resolution waiving the need for formal conversion for anyone with at least one Jewish parent who has made affirmative acts of Jewish identity. Women are therefore kosher to give evidence in (things that are prohibited) איסורים, such as whether something is kosher or not. [38] וכן באבן האזר סי"ז ס"ג: אשה שהלך בעלה למדינת הים והעידו עליו שמת אפי' עד אחד אפילו ... אשה ופירש רש"י שהפסוק הקודם דבר בעדות "כי יקום עד חמס באיש לענות בו סרה" (וגם פסוק טו דבר בעדים: לא יקום עד אחד) לכן מן הסמיכות מבינים שג"כ פסוק זה מדבר בעדים. אבל בגמ' שם הסבר אחר: נאמר כאן שני ונאמר להלן (דברים י"ט) שני מה להלן בעדים אף כאן בעדים והאריך הת"ת להסביר שהגמ' אמרה את לימודה רק מבוסס על למוד רש"י ובסוף דבריו: ואעפ"י דבהכרח גם בבע"ד איירי כדכתיב אשר להם הריב אך משינוי הלשונות ש"מ תרתי דקאי גם על בע"ד גם על עדים ודריש אשא להם הריב כמו ואשר להם הריב, כומר יעמדו העדים וגם אלה אשר להם הריב, ודו"ק [40] It is clear that עדות does not tell the בית דין that the event happened with certainty.
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Women at the Crossroads: A Woman's Perspective on the Weekly

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H-Announce is a moderated one-way distribution network for announcing events, upcoming conferences, calls for papers, calls for publication, programs, workshops, sources of funding, fellowships, and news from H-Net and its affiliates. To believe in the existence of the Creator, and this Creator is perfect in all manner of existence. The first represents a system of religious taboos or restrictions which lend to Jewish life the air of restraint but not of outright ascetic character.
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Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria:

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J Agus, The Evolution of Jewish Thought (1959) and The Jewish Quest (1983); L Baeck, The Essence of Judaism (1948); B J Bamberger, The Story of Judaism (1971); J L Blau, Modern Varieties of Judaism (1966); B Blech, Understanding Judaism (1991); A A Cohen, The Natural and Supernatural Jew (1962); E L Fackenheim, What is Judaism? (1988); L Finkelstein, The Jews: Their History, Culture, and Religions (1971); M Gilbert, ed., The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization (1991); N Glazer, American Judaism (1973); D Goldberg and J Rayner, The Jewish People (1987); J Goldin, The Jewish Expression (1970); A Heschel, God in Search of Man (1955); M Meyer, The Origins of the Modern Jew (1967) and, as ed., Ideas of Jewish History (1987); J Neusner, The Life of the Torah: Readings in the Jewish Religious Experience (1974) and The Way of the Torah (1988); D Silver and B Martin, A History of Judaism (1974); Z Sobel and B Beit - Hallahmi, eds., Tradition, Innovation, Conflict: Judaism in Contemporary Israel (1991); G Wigoder, Encyclopedia of Judaism (1989).
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