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Book: Explorations in Women, Rights, and Religions

Chapter: Women’s Rights and Religion: Jewish Style

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38846


Feminist critical approaches to religions have often been marked by a Western hegemony, discrediting traditionalists with sweeping claims of women’s oppression and suppression. But much is lost in this universalist and absolutist position. Current approaches embracing diversity and cultural particularities, open a door to considering auspicious heritage patterns. In this frame of references, rights may not be the language appropriate for a universal application or for a constructive critique.

Chapter Contributors

  • Norma Baumel Joseph ( - hbjoseph) 'Concordia University, Montreal'