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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition (February 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060666846
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060666842
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An extraordinary achievement." -- -- Elisabeth Schüssler Florenza, author of Memory of her and Bread Not Stone

"Here is one of those exceptional books which is born a classic." -- -- Nina Beth Cardin, Hadassah

"[Plaskow's] analyses are in-depth, her thinking erudite, and everywhere is there evidence of scolarly research." -- -- Miriam L. Zimmerman, National Jewish Post and Opinion

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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.

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
Plaskow's work is especially relevant to Jewish feminists, but anyone who is interested in reconciling an ancient path with a modern sense of feminist justice would do well to read this book. Plaskow does not reject tradition, nor does she make apologies and excuses for injust parts of it (like the demonization of the "niddah"), but rather looks deeply into the past and present to find, nurture, and embrace what is right, and remedy what is wrong. An excellent read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 16, 2012
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Judith Plaskow (born 1947) is Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College, a co-founder of The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and Past President of the American Academy of Religion. She has also written/edited books such as The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics, 1972-2003, Sex, Sin, and Grace: Women's Experience and the Theologies of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich, Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality, etc.

She wrote in the Introduction to this 1990 book, "The subject of this book is feminist Judaism. Exploring the implications of women's increasing involvement in naming and shaping the Jewish tradition, it asks what might happen to the central categories of Jewish thought as women enter into the process of defining them... The commitment that underlies this book is precisely a commitment to creating a new Jewish situation, to making a feminist Judaism a reality."

She observes that Jewish feminists "dwell in a state of self-contradiction that can be escaped only by choosing between aspects of our identity." (Pg. ix) She identifies her central reason for writing a Jewish feminist theology as "to articulate one version of this vision and to foster its growth." (Pg.
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this book is really insightful and offers great discussions many can relate to even christians. there are many references to patriarchal rule and male dominance as well as women being silenced from history
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