The Jewish Woman in Contemporary Society

Transitions and Traditions

  • Adrienne Baker
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 1-6
  3. The Cultural Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 9-32
  4. Women and Judaism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 35-44
    3. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 45-64
    4. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 65-101
    5. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 102-119
  5. Family Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 123-146
    3. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 147-171
    4. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 172-187
  6. Areas of Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 191-203
    3. Adrienne Baker
      Pages 204-215
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 216-234

About this book

Introduction

Across the religious/non-religious spectrum, Jewish women have been affected by the women's movement, the impact on some leading to a reassessment of the woman's role in Judaism, with its emphasis on family and home. Conversely, a small but significant minority have withdrawn into the safety of extreme Orthodoxy. In the centre, the majority are seeking a balance between the powerful internalized message of Judaism, extolling marriage and motherhood as woman's primary concern, and a changing perception of themselves.

Keywords

Judaism marriage women

Authors and affiliations

  • Adrienne Baker
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Regent’s CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Birkbeck CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230375819
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-53761-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37581-9
  • About this book