Ma'yan Journey - Spring 2004
Each article in this issue is a reflection on the larger themes of Jewish feminism: the continued resistance to further change in Jewish life, the struggle to include women in communal leadership, exciting new curricula for Jewish women and girls, the debate over Jewish prayer garb for women, the case for feminine God-language, the integration of lesbians into American Jewish communities, how to transmit feminist values to the next generation, and other important issues. "The Stalled Revolution" asserts that the egalitarian revolution is largely unfinished in the Jewish community. "Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue" questions the structural objectives of Jewish feminism and advocates the struggle for gender parity. "A Feminist Conversation" highlights the ways that feminism can pass its ideas and language to younger generations. Sally Gottesman argues that changing God-language may be a necessary precursor to changing ourselves. The featured Changemaker is, instead of a woman, curricula that are changing the lives of women and girls. Caryn Aviv writes about how new kinds of inclusion, such as including Lesbians in the Jewish community, result in positive changes.
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