NMC284H1: Topics in Judaism and Feminism: Conflict, Competition, Complement

Hours: 
24L

Explores the interaction between Jewish religious and secular movements and feminism, focusing on conflicts between Jewish law (halakhah) and ideas of egalitarianism, particularly in legal disabilities for women connected to marriage and divorce, lack of access to high-level Torah study, and discrimination in public religious roles. Examines competition among the movements to include women in Torah study has led to, and the extent to which inclusion and egalitarianism have become a complement in Judaism. (Offered in alternate years, topic changes)

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)