This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.

Women as Leaders in Judaism

Women as Leaders in Judaism

Women as leaders in Judaism

Judaism is a religion and also a form of ethnic identification. This chapter considers how Jewish women's leadership has been made manifest in the religious sphere and in the cultural, political, and communal forms of Jewish peoplehood in America.

The patriarchal nature of the Jewish religion limited women's roles to the domestic realm for many centuries. Religious law and social constructs prevented women from participating equally in prayer, ritual, and learning (Hyman, 1995). Starting in 19th-century Europe, liberal Jewish communities allowed women to participate in secular and religious education. The emergent ...

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