Rituals and Religious Life Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Sub-Series 1
Level of Description


  • 1974-2004, undated (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Sub-series 1: Rituals and Religious Life contains manuscripts related to Jewish women’s experiences within a religious context, feminist reworking of rituals, and perspectives on issues within Judaism. Many of the manuscripts focus on women's place within the religious framework of Judaism, whether as female religious leaders or as women hoping to find their own place within rituals and celebrations. Highlights in this sub-series include interviews with Jewish women from a variety of backgrounds, particularly female mohalim, Ethiopian women, and women who converted to Judaism. There are also many examples of women developing new feminist rituals within Judaism, which reflect the Haggadahs featured in Series 2: Subject Files. Materials are arranged by subject, then chronologically within each folder. The folder entitled "Converts" (Folder 9, Box 12) is restricted until 2059.