On Being a Jewish Feminist

On Being a Jewish Feminist


On Being a Jewish Feminist: A Reader edited by Susannah Heschel
Paperback, 1995

"On Being a Jewish Feminist is indispensable for anyone who wishes to understand contemporary Judaism or contemporary Jewish thought. When first published, this book was a powerful critique of the distortions in Judaism and Jewish life. Today, it is among the founding documents of a Jewish renewal that is sweeping America - a renewal that is inspired in part by the feminist wisdom found in this collection." - Michael Lerner, editor if Tikkun and author of Jewish Renewal

"Broad-ranging and pertinent. Deserves to be a standard text in the ongoing project of reconciling the lively tensions between being a feminist and Jew." - Naomi Wolf

"Susannah Heschel's anthology has become a modern classic that deserves a place on the shelf alongside Louis Ginzburg, Martin Buber, Ahad Ha'am, Franz Rosenzweig, and, yes, Abraham Joshua Heschel." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Deborah, Golda, and Me

"With the publication of On Being a Jewish Feminist, women who wish to be both feminists and religious Jews begin to find their authentic voice. Such a development has revolutionary implications both for Judaism and for a new kinds of Jewish-Christian dialogue between feminists of faith." - Rosemary Ruether, author of Women and Religion in America