To be a Jewish feminist is to live on the border between a commitment to text and tradition and a constant critique of the status quo – in Judaism and society as a whole. When are classical forms of Jewish theology empowering and generative, and when do they feel restrictive and even damaging?
Come After Me in the Desert: The Gender Politics of Theology and Suffering
In session one of this 2-part course for rabbis, Shoshana Cohen highlights the connections the rabbis made between suffering and faith through a gendered lens.
Between Abraham and Hagar: Feminist Alternatives to a Theology of Sacrifice
In session two of this 2-part course for rabbis, Shoshana Cohen presents Jewish feminist alternatives to a theology of suffering and sacrifice.