Spirituality, Textual Study and Gender at Nishmat: A Spirited Chavruta

Author: 
Butler
Deidre
Publication/Journal: 
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Publication Month/Session: 
Spring
Publication Year: 
2010
Volume Number: 
7
Synopsis: 

Deidre Butler, professor of Jewish Studies at Carleton University in Canada, conducted ethnographic research, including interviews and surveys of Jewish women participating in the 2007 summer program at “Nishmat: The Jerusalem Center for Advanced Jewish Study for Women.” She explores the concepts of religion, spirituality and feminism in this setting, and suggests that the new Jewish feminist vanguard resides in the “quiet revolution” of Orthodox women involved in expanding their religious literacy, leading to increased religious and communal participation.

Type: 
Article
Subject: 
History of Education for Women
General Reading - Education
Jofa Recommended: 
No
Issue Number: 
1
Pages: 
1-22
Url To Read: 
http://wjudaism.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/wjudaism/article/view/14664/11659