Women & Feminism

Jewish Women in Focus

Celebrating women's history, one month at a time.

Battling Stereotypes of the Jewish Mother

What it means to be a contemporary mother and to be a Jewish mother today

‘Awake, Awake, Miriam the Prophetess’

Selections from two tehines (women's prayers)

Tehines: Women’s Prayers

Not part of the fixed liturgy, women used these prayers to commemorate special holidays and special times in their lives.

Reshaping Jewish Memory

In the Torah, women are absent at the covenantal moment; to make up for this, Jewish history must be reconstructed.

God’s Gender: A Traditionalist View

If we reject male God language, we lose a powerful metaphor: the husband-wife relationship between God and the Jews.

Engendering Judaism

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