feminist activist who had worked tirelessly to establish the then brand new Women's Studies program, objected to my having been offered this opportunity--because she knew that I was a practicing Jew. As a New Yorker, Brandeis graduate, and daughter of Holocaust survivors, now in the unfamiliar territory of rural Ohio, I felt a mix of emotions, including anger and fear. Trained in gender theory, I was wounded and mystified by a challenge to my teaching credentials (by someone who had yet to meet me) based on my kashrut and Sabbath observance. When I screwed up the courage to confront my colleague, she patiently explained that Judaism, as a religion, is patriarchal and that my claim to being a feminist is belied by my choice to subscribe to an egregiously sexist institution. "Even Adrienne Rich," she elucidated, "understands a Jewish feminist to be split at the root." I, in turn, explained that I could disown neither my feminism nor my Jewishness; and I necessarily subject Judaism--which I knew to be dynamic and changeable--to the same feminist critique to which I subject everything. More Orthodox than I, the senior professor was not persuaded. Disentangling confused strands of the self, Jewish
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies – Purdue University Press
Published: Jun 1, 2011
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera