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. Regina Jonas, often thought as the first female rabbi, was born and served as rabbi in which city?
New York City
Question 2. Which publication aims "to foster discussion of Jewish women's issues... and to give women greater choice in Jewish life"?
N'shei Chabad Newsletter
Question 3. True or false: In the Bible, women are sometimes presented as equal to men, and sometimes as subordinate.
Question 4. True or false: Some scholars have found that ancient Israelite views of women were in many ways more positive than those in other ancient Near Eastern societies.
Question 5. According to the Bible, childless widows are the legal responsibility of whom?
Their husband's oldest brother
The entire community
Question 6. According to the Talmud, a man without a wife is
Also without joy and blessing
Most likely homosexual
Someone who should be highly respected
Question 7. What are tekhines?
Yiddish petitionary prayers traditionally recited by women
The Yiddish name for sweet pastries traditionally baked by women
The Yiddish name for the heavy stockings that women in Eastern Europe wore in order to dress modestly
All of these