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  • Furstenberg
    Rochelle
    "The Flourishing of Higher Jewish Learning for Women",
    Furstenberg
    Rochelle
    , Jerusalem Letter , 1 ,11 , 2000 , May .
    Synopsis:

    In her article, Rochelle Furstenberg discusses the growing population of learned women in today's Orthodox society.

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  • Tannenbaum
    Chana
    "A Vision for Leadership",
    Tannenbaum
    Chana
    , Jewish Educational Leadership , 6 ,3 , 2008 , Spring .
    Synopsis:

    This article accompanies the article "Jewish women as 'Learning Different'" by the same author, also linked to from this page. In this article, the author relates that in both Israeli and North American yeshiva day schools, adolescent females are often educated into self restraint under the guise of modesty, with their role being defined for them as important only as it relates to their family responsibilities. She states that in our changing world, we need to prepare a generation of women for leadership.

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  • Tenenbaum
    Shelly
    ,
    Davidman
    Lynn
    "Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies (excerpt)",
    Tenenbaum
    Shelly
    ,
    Davidman
    Lynn
    , Yale University Press , 1996 .
    Synopsis:

    This essay is reprinted, with permission, from Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies (Yale University Press, 1996), one of the first books to be concerned with the role of gender in the production of knowledge about Judaism in the academic world.  It evaluates the development of feminist scholarship in various fields within Jewish studies. Eminent scholars in biblical studies, rabbinics, theology, history, literature, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and film studies assess the state of knowledge about women in each field, analyze how this knowledge has affected the mainstream of the discipline, and propose new questions and concepts to pursue.  To purchase the book:

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  • Tannenbaum
    Chana
    "Jewish Women as Learning Different",
    Tannenbaum
    Chana
    , Jewish Educational Leadership , 6 ,3 , 2008 , Spring .
    Synopsis:

    Channa Tanenbaum surveys the literature on learning differences between men and women, and offers specific implications for the education of Jewish women. She states that "female students in Orthodox day schools are learning different not only because they are girls, but because they are Jewish girls." Paradoxically, many women who delve deeply into traditional Jewish texts are often considered less serious about their Judaism. The article ends with many questions for further research.   An accompanying article by Chana Tannenbaum, "A Vision for Leadership," is also linked to from this page. 

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