Engendering Judaism

Because the evolution of Judaism is affected by social conditions, it can be actively developed to be gender sensitive.

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If I were not a feminist, I would not feel entitled to make theology. Accepting feminism's premises leads me directly to the critical and ethical obligations to engender Jewish theology. Judaism, like most cultural and religious systems, assigns men the lion's share of social and religious goods. Yet, as I argue during the course of this book, Judaism's commitment to justice obligates it to understand and to redress gender inequity.

By engendering theology and ethics, Judaism takes feminism to heart.

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Rachel Adler

Rachel Adler, a feminist theologian, earned a Ph.D. in religion and social ethics from the University of Southern California jointly with Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, where she now teaches.