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Women, religion, and social change by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Ellison Banks Findly

By Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Ellison Banks Findly

Girls, faith and Social swap focuses awareness at the manner within which girls from a couple of spiritual traditions were in a position to lead to swap and the style within which religions have both facilitated or inhibited women's participation within the strategy of switch.

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Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1960), pp. xviii-xix. 8. Neusner, Method and Meaning, p. 95. 9. , see also Judith Hauptmann, "Images of Women in the Talmud," in Religion and Sexism: Images of Woman in the Jewish and Christian Traditions, Rosemary Radford Ruether, ed. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974), pp. 184-212, who writes, "A woman's prime function in life is to concern herself with man's welfare and to provide for his physical comfort" (p. 197). 10. Ellen Umansky, "Women in Judaism: From the Reform Movement to Contemporary Jewish Religious Feminism," in Women of Spirit: Female Leadership in the Jewish and Christian Traditions, Rosemary Ruether and Eleanor McLaughlin, eds.

All three can symbolize the chasm between the sacred and the profane, the holy and the secular, the realm of men who obey commandments and that of women who suffer disabilities, and ultimately between the realms of life and death themselves. Anthropological Approaches By viewing rabbinic Judaism as a cultural system, and by examining the ways in which rabbinic strictures correspond to ordering patterns found in societies throughout the world, rabbinic separation can be seen in a sharper light. One particularly useful anthropological distinction is that between public and private domains.

G. C. Montefiore and H. , Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1960), pp. xviii-xix. 8. Neusner, Method and Meaning, p. 95. 9. , see also Judith Hauptmann, "Images of Women in the Talmud," in Religion and Sexism: Images of Woman in the Jewish and Christian Traditions, Rosemary Radford Ruether, ed. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974), pp. 184-212, who writes, "A woman's prime function in life is to concern herself with man's welfare and to provide for his physical comfort" (p. 197). 10. Ellen Umansky, "Women in Judaism: From the Reform Movement to Contemporary Jewish Religious Feminism," in Women of Spirit: Female Leadership in the Jewish and Christian Traditions, Rosemary Ruether and Eleanor McLaughlin, eds.

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