Jewish Gender & Feminism QuizEven as Jewish women have attained ritual and leadership opportunities formerly restricted to them, the history of female exclusion in Judaism continues to linger. How much do you know about gender issues in the Jewish past and present?
Question 1. True or false: Throughout Jewish history, only men had the obligation to say the Kaddish
Question 2. In 1975, the Reform movement introduced what concept in its new prayer book Gates of Prayer?
Gender inclusive language
God as a woman
Including the names of the matriarchs along with those of the patriarchs in a central section of the prayers
Annotated prayers with feminist analysis
Question 3. Which of these is a famous Orthodox feminist?
Question 4. Which of these is not a para-rabbinic role assumed by women in the Modern Orthodox community?
Advisor on the laws of ritual purity
Advocate for women seeking a Jewish divorce
Spiritual mentor in a synagogue
Question 5. Who said: "There is nothing more beautiful for a wife than sitting in the corner of her house"?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 6. When were the first synagogue sisterhoods founded by rabbis?
Question 7. Which of these is not an available source of information about Jewish women's lives in the Middle Ages?
Betrothal and marriage contracts
Women's published autobiographies