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Challenge and Conformity: The Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women

Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz


Orthodox Jewish women are increasingly seeking new ways to express themselves religiously, and important changes have occurred in consequence in their self-definition and the part they play in the religious life of their communities. Drawing on surveys and interviews across different Orthodox groups in London, as well as on the author's own experience of active participation over many years, this is a study that analyses its findings in the context of related developments in Israel and the USA. Sympathetic attention is given to women's creativity and sophistication as they struggle to develop ... More

Keywords: Orthodox Jewish women, religious life, Israel, United States, women-only space, lived religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941718
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941718.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, author