by Vanessa Ochs

Jewish Feminist Scholarship Comes of Age

Lauren Granite, a doctoral candidate in the Religion and Society Program at Drew University in New Jersey is preparing to do her dissertation on the impact of feminist thinking on Jewish women’s religious expression in Israel. She does not suffer from lack of guidance or fellowship from professors at her university. On campus, there are three Christian feminist religious scholars who not only taught Granite, but also actively encouraged her to work with the feminist Jewish theologian Judith Plaskow of Manhattan College in New York.

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