Women’s Rights and Religion: Jewish Style
Norma Baumel Joseph [+]
Concordia University, Montreal
Feminist critical approaches to religions have often been marked by a Western hegemony, discrediting traditionalists with sweeping claims of women’s oppression and suppression. But much is lost in this universalist and absolutist position. Current approaches embracing diversity and cultural particularities, open a door to considering auspicious heritage patterns. In this frame of references, rights may not be the language appropriate for a universal application or for a constructive critique.