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I’ve learned something in the last few months. Disagreeing with my sisters – especially my feminist sisters – is not something I’m terribly comfortable with.
Rosh Hashanah prayers, as depicted in the 18th century // Copyright Wikimedia Commons
There is a rumor going around that Orthodox feminists are just Conservative Jews in disguise, or perhaps in denial.
Editor’s Note: This article is a response to Avital Chizhik’s article which called for Orthodox feminism to seek to open the minds of women, not just to emulate the ritual practice of men.
Historian Melissa R. Klapper recently won a National Jewish Book Award for “Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940.” In the book, Klapper, a professor of history at Rowan University in New Jersey, shows us that decades before Steinem and Friedan became households names, Jewish feminists were already working to make the United States a fairer, more just society.