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A Guide to Jewish Studies: Gender and Judaism

A guide to Jewish Studies created by Allison James '22 and Visiting Librarian Abe Nemon in 2022.

Gender and Judaism

Jewish women, like their gentile counterparts, have been constricted by systems of communal, governmental, and domestic patriarchy, yet they have nonetheless played an important role in Jewish history and in the history of global feminism. LGBTQ Jews have likewise played important roles in modern history and culture. In this section, these often-overlooked histories of Jewish women and LGBTQ and nonbinary Jews are brought to the foreground.

Historical Perspectives

General Overviews

Jewish Women in Antiquity

Classical Rabbinical Period

Medieval Period

Women and Judaism in America


Jewish Feminism

Orthodox Women

LGBTQ and Nonbinary Jews

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