The Myth of American Jewish Feminization

  title={The Myth of American Jewish Feminization},
  author={Sarah Imhoff},
  journal={Jewish Social Studies},
  pages={126 - 152}
Historians, sociologists, and contemporary critics have used the trope of the “feminization of the synagogue” to describe and critique gendered changes in American Judaism. Yet, given its many usages, the concept has proven too ambiguous and wide-ranging to function as a useful analytical description. This article begins by parsing the multiple uses of the term feminization: Who uses it, and what might they mean? Equipped with this map of the many meanings of the concept, the article then takes… Expand


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