Yentl's Revenge by Susannah Heschel
The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism

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Thanks in large part to the struggles of their activist foremothers, today’s young Jewish women have a dizzying array of spiritual options. Yentl’s Revenge chronicles a range of experiences lived by an entire generation of women, from Judeo-pagan witches to young Orthodox mothers, from rabbis to sex educators. Contributors ponder Jewish transgenderdom, Jewish body image, Jewish punk, the stereotype of the Jewish American Princess, intermarriage, circumcision, faith, and intolerance. Essays include “Bubbe Got Back: Tales of a Jewish Caboose” by Ophira Edut, and “On Being a Jewish Feminist Valley Girl” by Tobin Belzer.
 

About Susannah Heschel

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Danya Ruttenberg is a rabbi and author of "Surprised By God" and editor of the anthology "Yentl's Revenge". She serves as contributing editor to both "Lilith" and "Women in Judaism". She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
 
Published October 10, 2001 by Seal Press. 320 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Ruttenberg, a San Francisco–based writer and contributing editor to the Jewish feminist journal Lilith, has assembled a provocative collection of impassioned essays by an unorthodox group of young Jewish feminists.

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