Jewish Feminist Thought

The past, present and future of Jewish feminist thought since its birth in the 1960’s is examined.  We explore definitions of feminism and what makes it “Jewish,” theological issues that have emerged because of feminism, Jewish women, ritual, midrash and Torah, women and the synagogue, gender, sexuality (including queer theory and transgender issues) matters of age and women, Jewish women in positions of communal leadership (in the rabbinate and beyond) and Jewish women’s involvement in the challenges of social justice. We ask “where have all the feminists gone” as we explore the apparent waning of the “age of Jewish feminism” from the forefront of the Jewish communal scene and ask “where do we go from here” in relation to feminism. Rabbinic Pastor students may choose this course OR Modern Jewish Thought.

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Rabbinic: Content Required
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