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Engendering Judaism

Engendering Judaism

An Inclusive Theology and Ethics

  • Author: Rachel Adler
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807036198
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 269
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Studies how women's full participation in Judaism will transform Jewish law, prayer, sexuality, and marriage

Engendering Judaism

Engendering Judaism

An Inclusive Theology and Ethics

  • Author: Rachel Adler
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • ISBN: 9780827605848
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 269
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This is a pioneering work on what it means to “engender” Jewish tradition—how women’s full inclusion can and must transform our understanding and practice of Jewish law, prayer, and marriage. Adler’s writing is passionate, sharply intelligent and offers a serious study of traditional biblical and rabbinic texts. Engendering Judaism challenges both mainstream Judaism and feminist dogma and speaks across the movements as well as to Christian theologians and feminists.

Engendering Judaism

Engendering Judaism

An Inclusive Theology and Ethics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • ISBN: 1590451325
  • Category: Feminism
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Standing Again at Sinai

Standing Again at Sinai

Judaism from a Feminist Perspective

  • Author: Judith Plaskow
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060666846
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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A feminist critique of Judaism as a patriarchal tradition and an exploration of the increasing involvement of women in naming and shaping Jewish tradition.

Expanding the Palace of Torah

Expanding the Palace of Torah

Orthodoxy and Feminism

  • Author: Tamar Ross
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781584653905
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 324
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A unique examination of the theological implications for Orthodox Judaism of women's changed status in the modern world.

On Being a Jewish Feminist

On Being a Jewish Feminist

  • Author: Susannah Heschel
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 9780805210361
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Indispensible for anyone who wishes to understand contemporary Judaism or contemporary Jewish thought. This book is a founding document of a feminist inspired renewal that is sweeping America.

Like Bread on the Seder Plate

Like Bread on the Seder Plate

Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition

  • Author: Rebecca T. Alpert
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231096614
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 214
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In 1846 a small book entitled Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bellappeared on the British Literary scene. The three psuedonymous poets, the Brontë sisters went on to unprecedented success with such novels as Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, and Jane Eyre, all published in the following year. As children, these English sisters had begun writing poems and stories abotu an imaginary country named Gondal, yet they never sought to publish any of their work until Charlotte's discovery of Emily's more mature poems in the autumn of 1845. Charlotte later recalled: "I accidentally lighted on a MS. volume of verse in my sister Emily's handwriting....I looked it over, amd something more than surprise seized me -- a deep conviction that these were not common effusions, nor at all like the poetry women generally write. I thought them condensed and terse, vigorous and genuine. To my ear they had also a peculiar music -- wild, melancholy, and elevating." The renowned Hatfield edition of The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Brontë includes the poetry that captivated Charlotte Brontë a century and a half ago, a body of work that continues to resonate today. This incomparable volume includes Emily's verse from Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell as well as 200 works collected from various manuscript sources after her death in 1848. Some were deited and preserved by Charlotte and Arthur Bell Nichols; still others were discovered years later by Brontë scholars. Originally released in 1923, Hatfield's collection was the result of a remarkable attempt over twenty years to isolate Emily's poems from her sisters' and to achieve chronological order. Accompanied by an interpretive preface on "The Gondal Story" by Miss Fannie E. Ratchford, author of The Brontë's Web of Childhood, the edition is the definitive collection of Emily Brontë's poetical works.

Keep Your Wives Away from Them

Keep Your Wives Away from Them

Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires : an Anthology

  • Author: Miryam Kabakov
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 1556438796
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 169
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Collects first-person accounts of Orthodox Jewish lesbians trying to reconcile their commitment to their faith with their sexuality, telling the stories of those who have come out, those still in the closet and those living double lives. Original.

Kavvana

Kavvana

Directing the Heart in Jewish Prayer

  • Author: Seth Kadish
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 604
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The issue of praying with kavvana (meaning or concentration) as opposed to the "rote" recitation of prayers has been central to the discussion of prayer throughout Jewish history. In this exhaustive study of the topic, Rabbi Seth Kadish gathers and analyzes the wealth of rabbinic teachings and academic studies on the topic of "rote versus meaning" in Jewish prayer. By gathering into one volume all of the material on this important subject, he has enabled Jews who search for solutions to the problem of rote prayer to have a comprehensive resource for answers. The concept of kavvana can be explained as directing one's heart, or having conscious intent, in performing a mitzvah (sacred deed). In relation to the mitzvah of prayer, kavvana can more specifically be understood as sincerity or concentration in one's communication with God. In Judaism, praying with renewed intensity at each of the three daily prayer services is complicated by the liturgy, which is standardized. How can Jews approach each prayer service with vitality and attention, especially when the same words are uttered time after time? The author assists the reader in recognizing the vast scope of the "rote prayer" problem by illustrating that even the greatest sages have confronted in with limited success. He also reminds the reader to understand the problem, to a certain extent, as a by-product of our innate human limitations. Most importantly, by bringing together the many possible solutions found in Jewish and scholarly sources, the reader is encouraged to search for solutions that best fit his or her individual needs. Rabbi Kadish provides a lucid explanation of the rabbinic sources that he has collected and presents them in a format aimed at both new and advanced students of Jewish texts. Scholarly writings of Jewish philosophy and history, as well as many academic works that are not written from a Jewish perspective, are analyzed with equal clarity. The siddur (prayer book) and individual prayers are explored in order to better understand the messages that are inherent within them. An extensive glossary of important terms and personalities completes the work. Kavvana: Directing the Heart in Jewish Prayer is an invaluable reference the anyone interested in exploring prayer on its most intimate level.

Kinship and Marriage in Genesis

Kinship and Marriage in Genesis

A Household Economics Perspective

  • Author: Naomi A. Steinberg
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 162
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The Female Face of God in Auschwitz

The Female Face of God in Auschwitz

A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust

  • Author: Melissa Raphael
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134561717
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The dominant theme of post-Holocaust Jewish theology has been that of the temporary hiddenness of God, interpreted either as a divine mystery or, more commonly, as God's deferral to human freedom. But traditional Judaic obligations of female presence, together with the traditional image of the Shekhinah as a figure of God's 'femaleness' accompanying Israel into exile, seem to contradict such theologies of absence. The Female Face of God in Auschwitz, the first full-length feminist theology of the Holocaust, argues that the patriarchal bias of post-Holocaust theology becomes fully apparent only when women's experiences and priorities are brought into historical light. Building upon the published testimonies of four women imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau - Olga Lengyel, Lucie Adelsberger, Bertha Ferderber-Salz and Sara Nomberg-Przytyk - it considers women's distinct experiences of the holy in relation to God's perceived presence and absence in the camps. God's face, says Melissa Raphael, was not hidden in Auschwitz, but intimately revealed in the female face turned towards the other as a refractive image of God, especially in the moral protest made visible through material and spiritual care for the assaulted other.

Jewish Woman in Jewish Law

Jewish Woman in Jewish Law

  • Author: Moshe Meiselman
  • Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780870683299
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 218
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Judaism's Great Debates

Judaism's Great Debates

Timeless Controversies from Abraham to Herzl

  • Author: Barry L. Schwartz
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 0827609329
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 112
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Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible: David Lerman and Shelley Wallock; D. Walter Cohen, Wendy and Leonard Cooper; Rabbi Howard Gorin; Gittel and Alan Hilibrand; Marjorie and Jeffrey Major; Jeanette Lerman Neubauer and Joe Neubauer; Gayle and David Smith; and Harriet and Donald Young. Ever since Abraham’s famous argument with God, Judaism has been full of debate. Moses and Korah, David and Nathan, Hillel and Shammai, the Vilna Gaon and the Ba’al Shem Tov, Spinoza and the Amsterdam Rabbis . . . the list goes on. Jews debate justice, authority, inclusion, spirituality, resistance, evolution, Zionism, and more. No wonder that Judaism cherishes the expression machloket l’shem shamayim, “an argument for the sake of heaven.” In this concise but important survey, Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz presents the provocative and vibrant thesis that debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. In his graceful, engaging, and creative prose, Schwartz presents an introduction to an intellectual history of Judaism through the art of argumentation. Beyond their historical importance, what makes these disputations so compelling is that nearly all of them, regardless of their epochs, are still being argued. Schwartz builds the case that the basis of Judaism is a series of unresolved rather than resolved arguments. Drawing on primary sources, and with a bit of poetic license, Schwartz reconstructs the real or imagined dialogue of ten great debates and then analyzes their significance and legacy. This parade of characters spanning three millennia of biblical, rabbinic, and modern disputation reflects the panorama of Jewish history with its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges.

Symbols of Judaism

Symbols of Judaism

  • Author: Marc-Alain Ouaknin,Laziz Hamani
  • Publisher: Editions Assouline
  • ISBN: 9782843237898
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 108
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Full-page images of precious religious artifacts such as the Holy Ark and the Sabbath candlesticks, but also holy sites including synagogues and the Mount of Olives, accompany a thought-provoking text by Rabbi Marc-Alain Ouaknin. He provides answers to many fundamental questions about the traditions of Judaism, discussing not only their origins and application today, but also religious holidays and feasts according to the Jewish calendar.

Progressive & Religious

Progressive & Religious

How Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American Life

  • Author: Robert Patrick Jones
  • Publisher: Robert P. Jones
  • ISBN: 0742562301
  • Category: History
  • Page: 265
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Shares the dynamic stories of religious leaders from a range of faiths who are building on traditional connections between religion and social justice, offering insight into their actions on behalf of such issues as health care, civil rights, and the environment.

New Jewish Feminism

New Jewish Feminism

Probing the Past, Forging the Future

  • Author: Elyse Goldstein
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • ISBN: 1580233597
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 439
  • View: 4488
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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 Theology, Women, Ritual and Torah, Women and the Synagogue, Women in Israel, Gender, Sexuality and Age, Women and the Denominations, Leadership and Social Justice. Book jacket.

Jewish Power

Jewish Power

Inside the American Jewish Establishment

  • Author: Jonathan Jeremy Goldberg
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 422
  • View: 2677
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Examines the Jewish community as an independent force and offers a portrait of the people, money, institutions, and ideas that make up organized Jewish political influence in the United States

The Way Into Judaism and the Environment

The Way Into Judaism and the Environment

  • Author: Jeremy Benstein
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • ISBN: 158023268X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 260
  • View: 7380
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Explores the religious and historical meaning of being Jewish, how Judaism contributes to contemporary social-environmental issues, and the many ways Jews have interacted with, defended the identity of, and honored non-Jews from biblical times to contemporary Jewish-Christian interfaith dialogues.

Pious Irreverence

Pious Irreverence

Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism

  • Author: Dov Weiss
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 081224835X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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Judaism is often described as a religion that tolerates, even celebrates arguments with God. In Pious Irreverence, Dov Weiss has written the first scholarly study of the premodern roots of this distinctively Jewish theology of protest, examining its origins and development in the rabbinic age (70 CE-800 CE).

From the Depth of the Well

From the Depth of the Well

An Anthology of Jewish Mysticism

  • Author: Ariel Evan Mayse
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780809148790
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 361
  • View: 1341
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From Abraham Isaac Kook to Zeitlin, Jewish spirituality has a rich mystical tradition. This volume gathers the most significant and treasured writings from the Jewish mystics as published in the Classics of Western Spirituality series. All new introductions have been written by the editor/compiler, emerging scholar Ariel Evan Mayse, with a foreword by prominent scholar on Jewish spirituality Arthur Green. This is an indispensable resource for any professor or student seeking the "best of the Jewish mystics" in a single handy volume.