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The Religious History of American WomenReimagining the Past$
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Catherine A. Brekus

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780807831021

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807867990_brekus

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Engendering Dissent Women and American Judaism

Engendering Dissent Women and American Judaism

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(p.279) 11 Engendering Dissent Women and American Judaism
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The Religious History of American Women
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Pamela S. Nadell

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.14

Gender has been at the heart of many of the most important controversies in the history of Jews in America, from the ordination of female rabbis to the introduction of mixed seating in the synagogue and the innovation of bat mitzvah. Yet historians of Judaism who have written about these controversies mostly focused on male perspectives instead of treating Jewish women as historical agents. This chapter explores the place of female actors in the great controversies concerning gender in the history of American Judaism. It argues that Jewish women, long ignored by scholars, have been lively historical actors, and also demonstrates how women's stories offer important insights into the transformations that have shaped modern Jewish life.

Keywords:   women, Jews, America, female rabbis, Judaism, Jewish women, gender

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