Select Bibliography on Jewish Feminist Thought

Adler, Rachel. “I’ve Had Nothing Yet So I Can’t Take More,” Moment (Sept. 1983).

_____. “Feminist Folktales of Justice: Robert Cover as Resource for the Renewal of Halackah.” Conservative Judaism 45 (Spring 1993) 40-55.

Biale, Rachel. Women and Jewish Law: An Exploration of Women’s Issues in Halakhic Sources. New York: Schocken Books, 1984.

Brodkin, Karen. How Jews Became White Folks: And What that Says About Race in America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Cantor, Aviva. Jewish Women/Jewish Men: the Legacy of Patriarchy in Jewish Life. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995.

Davidman, Lynn and Shelly Tenenbaum. Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Frankiel, Tamar. The Voice of Sarah: Feminine Spirituality and Traditional Judaism. New York: Harper, 1990.

Gottlieb, Lynn. She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of a Renewed Judaism. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995.

Greenberg, Blu. On Women and Judaism: A View from Tradition. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1981.

Heschel, Susannah. On Being a Jewish Feminist: A Reader. New York: Schocken Books, 1983.

Hirshfield, Jane, ed. Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.

Halpern, Micah D. and Chana Safrai, eds. Jewish Legal Writings by Women. Brooklyn: Lambda Publishing, 1998.

Kaye/Kantrowitz, Melanie and Irena Klepfisz. The Tribe of Dina: A Jewish Women’s Anthology. Montpelier, VT: Sinister Wisdom, 1986.

_____. The Issue is Power: Essays on women, Violence and Resistance. San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute Books, 1992.

Klepfisz, Irena. Dreams of an Insomniac: Jewish Feminist Essays, Speeches and Diatribes. Portland, OR: Eight Mountain Press, 1990.

Koltun, Elizabeth. The Jewish Woman: New Perspectives. New York: Schocken, 1976.

“New Woman” Collective. The Jewish Women’s Awareness Guide: Connections for the 2nd Wave of Jewish Feminism. New York: Biblio Press, 1992.

Ochs, Vanessa. “Jewish Feminist Scholarship Comes of Age.” Lilith 15 (1990) 8-12.

Plaskow, Judith. Standing Against Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.

Plaskow, Judith and Carol P. Christ. Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality. San Francisco: Harper, 1989.

Pogrebin, Letty Cottin. Debroah, Golda, and Me: Being Female & Jewish in America. New York: Crown Pulishers, 1991.

Rich, Adrienne. On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978. New York: Norton, 1979.

Rudavsky, T. M. Gender and Judaism: the Transformation of Tradition. New York: New York University Press, 1995.

Schneider, Susan Weidman. Jewish and Female: A Guide and Sourcebook for Today’s Jewish Woman. New York: Touchstone, 1984.

Sered, Susan Starr. Women As Ritual Experts: The Religious Lives of Elderly Women in Jerusalem. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Setel, T. Dorah, et. al., “Roundtable Discussions: Feminist Reflections on Separation and Unity in Jewish Theology,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 2:1 (Spring 1986) 113-130.

Umansky, Ellen M. “Jewish Feminist Theology,” in Choices in Modern Jewish Thought ed. Eugene Borowitz. West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, 1995, 2nd ed.

Umansky, Ellen M. and Diane Ashton, eds. Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality: A Sourcebook. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.