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Women in Judaism : A Multidisciplinary e-Journal
Number of Followers: 5  

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ISSN (Print) 1209-9392
Published by Women in Judaism, Inc Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Schwartz, Mimi. Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My
           Father’s German Village. New edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska
           Press, 2021.

    • Authors: Anna Marie Anderson
      Abstract: Review of Schwartz, Mimi. Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My Father’s German Village. New edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021.  
      PubDate: 2022-11-28
      DOI: 10.33137/wij.v18i2.39683
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
  • Teller, Matthew. Nine Quarters of Jerusalem: A New Biography of the Old
           City. New York, NY: Other Press, 2022.

    • Authors: Elaine Margolin
      Abstract: Review of Teller, Matthew. Nine Quarters of Jerusalem: A New Biography of the Old City. New York, NY: Other Press, 2022.  
      PubDate: 2022-11-28
      DOI: 10.33137/wij.v18i2.39688
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
  • Rothman-Zecher, Moriel. Before All the World: A Novel. New York: Farrar,
           Straus & Giroux, 2022.

    • Authors: Elaine Margolin
      Abstract: Review of Rothman-Zecher, Moriel. Before All the World: A Novel. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2022.
      PubDate: 2022-11-28
      DOI: 10.33137/wij.v18i2.39684
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
  • Inferiority with a Wink of the Eye: Jewish-Yemenite Women's
           “Feminist” Thesis

    • Authors: Tova Gamliel
      Abstract: The Performative text is a product of a dialogue between an anthropologist and traditional Yemenite-Jewish women about gender power relations in their community. It was composed against the background of criticism of politics of culture, which dismisses the pretension of representation and the hierarchical and patronizing implications of conventional academic writing. At its focus is the prototypical persona of Badra the wailer, who is mediated by paraphrase, narrativity, and polyphonic and sometimes virtuosic vocality—a technique that the subjects themselves use. The performative text reveals deep strata of meaning and diverse aspects of the unique “feminist” thesis proposed for examination and criticism.
      PubDate: 2022-11-28
      DOI: 10.33137/wij.v18i2.39681
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
  • Does a Male-Dominated Entity Represent the Jewish People' The Claims
           Conference and Advocacy for a Community

    • Authors: Rachel Blumenthal
      Abstract: The Claims Conference is one of the richest non-governmental institutions in the Jewish world. It negotiates the payment of reparations by Germany to Holocaust survivors and distributes funds to individuals and associations. This article applies gender as a category of analysis to an entity that purportedly represents an entire community. What does its patriarchic nature tell us about Jewish leadership' Moreover, why did women's organizations refrain from protesting against their exclusion. The case-study indicates the traditional nature of Jewish leadership and the continuing weakness of excluded sectors reluctant to confront self-appointed and non-representative communal leaders.
      PubDate: 2022-11-28
      DOI: 10.33137/wij.v18i2.39679
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
  • Transformations and Emergent Themes in American Jewish Women’s

    • Authors: Hana G. Green
      Abstract: This essay studies emergent themes in American Jewish women’s history and integrates them within the broader, often sustained, themes in the field of American Jewish women’s history. Beginning with a brief historiography of the field of American Jewish women’s history as it emerged in the late 1970s, this examination traces its transformation over the following decades and its evolution to today. In addition to presenting the field’s persistent themes, including work and domesticity (women’s roles in both the public and private spheres), politics and social activism, religiosity, and feminism, looking at key texts from both feminist scholars as well as recent works in the field of modern Jewish history, this essay highlights the emergence of new lines of scholarly inquiry spanning contemporary social, cultural, political, economic, and broad intersectional discourse. Moreover, this essay advances and emphasizes two clear patterns of emergent literature based on this assessment. First, that they reflect and have developed out of extant themes in Jewish American women’s history, and second, they are shaped by and entangled with nascent themes across diverse academic disciplines. Finally, this paper comments on the current positioning of the field and recommends future directions for research in the field of American Jewish women’s history.
      PubDate: 2022-11-28
      DOI: 10.33137/wij.v18i2.39680
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
  • The Singer Siblings: Different Views of Hassidic Life

    • Authors: Mara W. Cohen Ioannides
      Abstract: The renowned Yiddish writers, brothers Isaac Bashevis and Israel Joshua Singer, shaped the modern understanding of Hassidic life before the Second World War. Their stories and autobiographies describe the Old Country from a male perspective with an emphasis on the Hassidic law court their father presided over. However, they minimize or ignore the female participants in their stories. Their mother, sister, grandmother, and women of the community are flat presentations who love the feeding their families, have little education, and have a narrow world view. Their description is not wrong, rather it’s incomplete. This study considers the importance of their oft-forgotten sister equally talented Yiddish writer Esther Singer Kreitman, in creating our understanding of this Hassidic life. While the Singers were masters in the Yiddish literary world well published and received, their sister has been overlooked until recently partially because of her own insecurities and because of the misogyny of the publishing world then. Some scholars have let her mental-health issues and their own anti-women ideologies influence their critiques, but most critics praise her work as insightful. Yet, her perceptions of the pre-World War II Polish Hassidic community are as valid as her brothers’.
      PubDate: 2022-11-28
      DOI: 10.33137/wij.v18i2.39677
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
  • “An Oasis in the Desert:” Dr. Garson Romalis and the Struggle to
           Maintain Access to Abortion in Canada

    • Authors: R. R. Broter
      Abstract: Dr. Garson Romalis (1937-2014) was an obstetrician, gynaecologist and abortion provider in Vancouver, British Columbia. Like other abortion providers in North America, Romalis, his family and his clinic were subjected to years of harassment by pro-life activists. In 1994, Romalis was shot in his home by an anti-abortion terrorist and in 2000, he was stabbed by another terrorist outside of his clinic. Yet Romalis continued to provide this legal and essential medical procedure to British Columbian women, and advocated for the education of more abortion providers. This study will discuss the life and contributions of Gary Romalis and outline the motivations of the man to continue this dangerous work. It will compare his experiences with that of the more famous Canadian abortion provider, Dr. Henry Morgentaler, and speculate upon the significance of the Jewish ideal of tikkun olam (to heal the world) in these men’s lifework. Abortion terrorism will be situated within the constellation of pro-life activities, the goal of which is the curtailment of access to abortion in Canada.
      PubDate: 2022-11-28
      DOI: 10.33137/wij.v18i2.39682
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
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