H ultra orthodox or even just orthodox repeatedly She tries to use a feminist lens to examine a culture that has its own lens Sh women that a specifically Jewish spirituality is appropriate and fulfilling Lubavitcher women have helped to swell the ranks of their Rebbe's followers by aggressively promoting the appeal of traditional structured Jewish observance The book thus offers a uniue look at female anti feminist religious rhetoric articulately presented by Jewish fundamentalists.
Informative from a uniue cultural perspective It was a dissertation Read this for my dissertation The level of outright hosti. Lubavitcher Women in America offers a rare look at the world of Hasidic women activists since World War II The revival of ultra Orthodox Judaism in the second half of the twentieth century has baffled many assimilated American Jews especially those Jewish feminists hostile to Orthodox interpretations of women's roles This text gives voice to the lives of thos.
Lity the author feels toward her subject community is so intense you have to wonder why she continued She conflates hasidic wit. E Hasidic women who served the late Lubavitcher Rebbe as educators and outreach activists and examines their often successful efforts to recruit other Jewish women to the Lubavitcher community in Crown Heights BrooklynCentral to this book is how Lubavitcher women have talked back to American feminist thought Arguing that American feminism cannot liberate Jewi.
Bonnie J Morris earned her BA in Jewish history from American University in 1983 the first graduate to complete AU's then new minor in Women's Studies After earning her PhD in women's history from Binghamton University 1990 she taught one of the first ever graduate seminars on Jewish women's history at Harvard; served as global women's studies professor for the Semester At Sea program; then