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Jewish voices in feminism : transnational perspectives / Nelly Las ; translated by Ruth Morris.

By: Las, Nelly [author.].
Contributor(s): Morris, Ruth, Ph.D [translator.] | Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim) [issuing body.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Studies in antisemitism (Unnumbered): Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]Publisher: London : for the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Description: 1 online resource (viii, 261 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803277496; 0803277490.Uniform titles: Voix juives dans le féminisme. English Subject(s): Women in Judaism | Feminism -- Religious aspects -- JudaismAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Jewish voices in feminismDDC classification: 305.48/8924 LOC classification: BM729.W6 | L3713 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover ; Ttile Page ; Copyright Page; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Introduction: New Orientations and Commitments in Contemporary Feminism; 1. Differences and Identities: From Feminist Controversies to Current Jewish Dilemmas; 2. The Use and Abuse of Jews/Women Analogies in Contradictory Arguments; 3. Identity through the Feminist Lens: American Responses; 4. Being Jewish and Feminist in France; 5. From Confrontation to Dialogue: Jewish Women Face Christian Theologies; 6. Feminism, Secularism, and Religion in France; 7. Feminism and Zionism: Conflictual Narratives
8. Israel and Zionism in the Global Feminist DebateConclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: "Feminist theories maintain that gender issues are a ubiquitous component of our lives, intersecting with every aspect of the society in which we live and interact. Because the feminist debate has included questions important to Jewish discourse, including religion, antisemitism, Zionism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is not surprising that such matters should also be of concern to Jewish women, many of whom have played an active role in feminist movements. In "Jewish Voices in Feminism," Nelly Las navigates primarily among three cultures (French, Anglo-American, and Israeli) to present a philosophical and historical analysis of the intersection between contemporary Jewish dilemmas and feminism and its impact on Jewish thinking. She also explains the ambivalent attitude of feminist activists regarding current developments in the Jewish world. This book, based on extensive documentation that includes written and oral testimonies, provides a wide variety of gender-centered approaches to ethics, solidarity, identity, and memory"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Original French-language edition: Voix juives dans le féminisme : Résonances françaises et anglo-américaines, ©2011, Paris."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index.

"Feminist theories maintain that gender issues are a ubiquitous component of our lives, intersecting with every aspect of the society in which we live and interact. Because the feminist debate has included questions important to Jewish discourse, including religion, antisemitism, Zionism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is not surprising that such matters should also be of concern to Jewish women, many of whom have played an active role in feminist movements. In "Jewish Voices in Feminism," Nelly Las navigates primarily among three cultures (French, Anglo-American, and Israeli) to present a philosophical and historical analysis of the intersection between contemporary Jewish dilemmas and feminism and its impact on Jewish thinking. She also explains the ambivalent attitude of feminist activists regarding current developments in the Jewish world. This book, based on extensive documentation that includes written and oral testimonies, provides a wide variety of gender-centered approaches to ethics, solidarity, identity, and memory"-- Provided by publisher.

Translated from the French.

Print version record.

Cover ; Ttile Page ; Copyright Page; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Introduction: New Orientations and Commitments in Contemporary Feminism; 1. Differences and Identities: From Feminist Controversies to Current Jewish Dilemmas; 2. The Use and Abuse of Jews/Women Analogies in Contradictory Arguments; 3. Identity through the Feminist Lens: American Responses; 4. Being Jewish and Feminist in France; 5. From Confrontation to Dialogue: Jewish Women Face Christian Theologies; 6. Feminism, Secularism, and Religion in France; 7. Feminism and Zionism: Conflictual Narratives

8. Israel and Zionism in the Global Feminist DebateConclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index

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CHOICE Review

If gender intersects with every aspect of human life, a discourse between gender, lived experience, and religion is key to understanding the lives of Jewish women throughout the world. Las (Hebrew Univ., Israel) uses written and oral testimonies to explore the intersections of modern Jewish thought, feminism, and history in three cultural contexts: French, Anglo American, and Israeli. The book's eight thematic chapters explore, among other things, how concepts of identity in both Judaism and feminism converge and diverge; feminism as a construct among Jews in the US; the particularities in French Jewish feminist thought, notably in expressions of gender identity; the history of Jewish feminists since WW II and how anti-Semitism and Israeli statehood became complicated by and intertwined with feminism; and the contradictions at the heart of two political imperatives, feminism and Zionism. In the final chapter, Las brings together the conflicting approaches and ideologies vis-à-vis Israel among Jewish feminists in Israel, France, and the US. Though densely written, this volume privileges the voices and experiences of women and so should be required reading for those interested in feminist theory, Middle Eastern politics, and/or religious identity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Rosemary Avance, University of Pennsylvania

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Nelly Las is affiliated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a Helen Gartner Hammer Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. Her interests include comparative Jewish diasporas in cross-cultural and gender perspectives. She is the author of Jewish Women in a Changing World: A History of the International Council of Jewish Women , originally published in French and available in English. Ruth Morris is a freelance translator and researcher.

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