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Artemisia of Minorca: Gender and the Conversion of the Jews in the Fifth Century

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

In this chapter, Kraemer examines an account not considered in her earlier work: the Letter of Severus of Minorca on the Conversion of the Jews, which narrates the conversion of the entire Jewish ... More


The Impact of the Women's Movement on American Jewish Life: An Overview After Twenty Years

Deborah E. Lipstadt

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity: Jews and Politics in a Changing World

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195103311
eISBN:
9780199854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195103311.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Jewish feminism began to take shape in America in the late 1960s when Jewish women began to examine critically both their status within the Jewish tradition and the political and social structure of ... More


Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Marion A. Kaplan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130928
eISBN:
9780199854486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130928.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. The book tells the story ... More


Female Spheres and Recognition: The Welfare Involvement of Jewish Women

Rainer Liedtke

in Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207238
eISBN:
9780191677564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the role Jewish women play in the welfare systems of Hamburg and Manchester. It notes that Jewish women participate in a number of different associations and form organizations ... More


In Private: The Daily Lives of Jewish Women and Families, 1933–1938

Marion A. Kaplan

in Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130928
eISBN:
9780199854486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130928.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter relates how Jewish women reinvented and expanded their roles within their families and the community in order to adjust to the rapidly deteriorating situation. The focus is on individual ... More


The November Pogrom and Its Aftermath

Marion A. Kaplan

in Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130928
eISBN:
9780199854486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130928.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter discusses the implementation of the pogrom by the Nazis and the destruction it brought upon the Jews. In early 1938, the Nazi government intensified its campaign of discrimination against ... More


The Economics of Contemporary American Jewish Family Life

Peter Y. Medding

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume XIV: Coping with Life and Death: Jewish Families in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128208
eISBN:
9780199854592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128208.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Although lagging behind the experience of Jewish men by some decades, the typical adult Jewish woman by 1990 was also a well-educated labor force participant, usually with some post-college training. ... More


“We Jewish Women Should Be Especially Interested in Our New Citizenship”: American Jewish Women and the Suffrage Movement

Melissa R. Klapper

in Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748947
eISBN:
9780814749463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748947.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces Jewish women's suffrage activism from the creation of National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1890 through the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 and ... More


Revitalization from Within

Keren R. McGinity

in Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757307
eISBN:
9780814759615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757307.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter, which covers the years from 1980 through 2004, delves into the personal narratives of fifteen of the forty-three women interviewed to discuss three central themes: Jewish women's ... More


Intermarriage Was A-Changin’

Keren R. McGinity

in Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757307
eISBN:
9780814759615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757307.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter illustrates how the liberalism, ecumenism, and feminism of the 1960s and 1970s simultaneously created more room for Jewish women to intermarry and, for an increasing number of women, to ... More


Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940

Melissa R. Klapper

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748947
eISBN:
9780814749463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to the beginnings of World War II. It demonstrates that no history of the birth control, ... More


Women and American Judaism

Pamela S. Nadell

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses how the second wave of feminism in the 20th century expanded opportunities for American women, which ultimately led to the transformation of American Judaism. Prior to the ... More


Intermarriage in an Age of Domesticity

Keren R. McGinity

in Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757307
eISBN:
9780814759615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757307.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the lives of lesser-known women who intermarried between 1930 and 1960. It argues that all Jewish women who intermarried did not reject their heritage, cease identifying as ... More


Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914

Rainer Liedtke

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207238
eISBN:
9780191677564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This comparative history of Jewish welfare in Hamburg and Manchester highlights Jewish integration and identity formation in 19th-century Europe. Despite their fundamentally different historical ... More


“We United with Our Sisters of Other Faiths in Petitioning for Peace”: Jewish Women, Peace Activism, and Acculturation

Melissa R. Klapper

in Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748947
eISBN:
9780814749463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748947.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the expansion of American Jewish women's peace activism, which also predated suffrage victory but achieved new power and recognition during and after the First World War. ... More


Women and the Persistence of Culture: Ritual, Custom, and the Recovery of Sephardic Ancestry

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the role that crypto-Jewish women played in the maintenance of Jewish-origin beliefs and customs over time, beginning with a review of historical data on role of medieval women ... More


Introduction

Melissa R. Klapper

in Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748947
eISBN:
9780814749463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748947.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides a brief history of Jewish women throughout the United States, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, who developed a distinctive activist ... More


Engendering Dissent Women and American Judaism

Pamela S. Nadell

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.14
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Gender has been at the heart of many of the most important controversies in the history of Jews in America, from the ordination of female rabbis to the introduction of mixed seating in the synagogue ... More


Four Approaches to Women and the Jewish Experience

Judith R. Baskin

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses the book's four overarching themes. The first of these is the repercussions of the inherently androcentric characteristics of biblical religion and rabbinic ... More


How Central European Jewish Women Confronted Modernity

Harriet Pass Freidenreich

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the lives of Jewish women in Central Europe during the first decades of the 20th century. In the transition from traditional Jewish society to modernity, Orthodox observances ... More


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