Women in the Menstruation Huts: Variations in Preserving Purification Customs among Ethiopian Immigrants

  title={Women in the Menstruation Huts: Variations in Preserving Purification Customs among Ethiopian Immigrants},
  author={Inbal Rachel Cicurel and Rachel Sharaby},
  journal={Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion},
  pages={69 - 84}
This article presents a unique case of activism among women immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel, in their attempt to preserve the custom of the menstruation huts (margam gojos) in their new social reality. In Ethiopia, Jewish women retire to a special remote hut in the village named margam gojo, meaning "curse hut," during menstruation. Immigration to Israel brought changes to many aspects of life, including religious ones. Cicurel and Sharaby present the various ways in which women of kessoch… 
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