Women & Feminism
Considering the role of gender in producing knowledge about Judaism.
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.
From theologies that address the male-ness of God to ones that address the femininity of males.
Traditional Judaism can--and should--embrace feminism to allow for greater equality in Jewish religious life.
Jewish feminist thought seeks to create theological narratives that merge Judaism with feminist values.