Theory as reproduction: Reflections on the history of doing feminist anthropology in Australia Part 1 and 2

The Familiar Strange · Part 1:Theory as reproduction:reflections on the history of doing feminist anthropology in Australia The Familiar Strange · Part 2:Theory as reproduction:reflections on the history of doing feminist anthropology in Australia Content Warning: mentions of themes of sexual assault and rape.  In this very special collaboration, TFS would like to present a two … Continue reading Theory as reproduction: Reflections on the history of doing feminist anthropology in Australia Part 1 and 2

Called to the Torah: Navigating Feminism and Jewish Law in Modern Orthodox Communities

The synagogue – a deeply symbolic cultural space – is a place where feminist congregants are increasingly seeking equality. These women wish to read from the Torah (a sacred text within Judaism) during services, typically something only men are allowed to do. Orthodox feminists argue that there exist halakhic (relating to Jewish law) grounds which justify women engaging in this ritual; there is simply a lack of rabbinical willingness to interpret the law in this way.