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Plaskow’s feminist theology lacks one thing — Theology

October 26, 2011 by


Welcome back to Steiner’s Two Cents — the section in which I probe the interaction between feminism and Judaism as it is filtered through traditional text. Last week, I assessed Moshe Meiselman’s “Jewish Woman in Jewish Law,” which, in my opinion, neglects the deeper feminist criticisms of Judaism — namely, the impact of patriarchy on the […]

Meiselman Revisited: reflections on Orthodox feminist literature

October 17, 2011 by


Meiselman’s 1978 book Recently, during my never-ending search for relevant information for my senior thesis, which explores recent feminist and queer Jewish theology, I happened upon Moshe Meiselman’s Jewish Woman in Jewish Law, an early traditional Jewish response to feminism.  While the book is nearly 35 years old now, it remains a reference text for […]