Judith Plaskow, Professor of Religious Studies Emerita at Manhattan College in New York, is a leading Jewish feminist theologian. She has forged a revolutionary vision of Judaism as an egalitarian religion and has argued for the inclusion of sexually marginalized groups in society in general and in Jewish society in particular. Rooted in the experience of women, her feminist Jewish theology reflects the impact of several philosophical strands, including hermeneutics, dialogical philosophy, critical theory, and process philosophy. Most active in the American Academy of Religion, she has shaped the academic discourse on women in religion while critiquing Christian feminism for lingering forms of anti-Judaism.
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Professor of History, Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Aaron W. Hughes holds the Philip S. Bernstein Chair of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester.
Table of contents
Editors’ Introduction to the Series
Judith Plaskow: An Intellectual Portrait
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson The Academy as Real Life: New Participants and Paradigms in the Study of Religion
Jewish Theology in Feminist Perspective
Authority, Resistance and Transformation: Jewish Feminist Reflection on Good Sex
Anti-Judaism in Feminist Christian Interpretation
Interview with Judith Plaskow
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and
Aaron W. Hughes Select Bibliography
Available in print and electronically, the books in the
Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers will be ideal for use in diverse educational settings (e.g., college-level courses, rabbinic seminaries, adult Jewish learning, and inter-religious dialogue).