Women & Feminism
Celebrating women's history, one month at a time.
What it means to be a contemporary mother and to be a Jewish mother today
Selections from two tehines (women's prayers)
Not part of the fixed liturgy, women used these prayers to commemorate special holidays and special times in their lives.
In the Torah, women are absent at the covenantal moment; to make up for this, Jewish history must be reconstructed.
If we reject male God language, we lose a powerful metaphor: the husband-wife relationship between God and the Jews.
Because the evolution of Judaism is affected by social conditions, it can be actively developed to be gender sensitive.