Women as Ritual Experts: The Religious Lives of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem #2020

Women as Ritual Experts: The Religious Lives of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem Susan Starr Sered Women as Ritual Experts The Religious Lives of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem This ethnography explores the religious beliefs and rituals of a group of elderly Jewish women originally from Kurdistan and Yemen who now live in Jerusalem Sered visited the women in their homes an

  • Title: Women as Ritual Experts: The Religious Lives of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem
  • Author: Susan Starr Sered
  • ISBN: 9780195111460
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Women as Ritual Experts: The Religious Lives of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem Susan Starr Sered This ethnography explores the religious beliefs and rituals of a group of elderly Jewish women, originally from Kurdistan and Yemen, who now live in Jerusalem Sered visited the women in their homes and accompanied them on trips to holy tombs, local ethnic synagogues, and Judaica classes She finds that, though mainly illiterate and excluded from formal religious practicesThis ethnography explores the religious beliefs and rituals of a group of elderly Jewish women, originally from Kurdistan and Yemen, who now live in Jerusalem Sered visited the women in their homes and accompanied them on trips to holy tombs, local ethnic synagogues, and Judaica classes She finds that, though mainly illiterate and excluded from formal religious practices, the women are experts in rituals aimed at safeguarding the well being of their extended families By analyzing their rituals, daily experiences, life stories, and non verbal gestures, Sered uncovers the strategies these women have used to circumvent the patriarchal institutions of Judaism, and how they have developed their own little tradition within and parallel to the great tradition of Torah Judaism.
    Women as Ritual Experts: The Religious Lives of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem Susan Starr Sered

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    1. Susan Sered s ethnography of Kurdish elderly Jewish women at a Jerusalem Senior Citizen s Day Center is a fascinating read In a breezy 142 pages she relates the stories and rituals of these devout Jews to show how they have developed their own female oriented little tradition within broader patriarchal Judaism The main strength and invitation of the book is summed up in her concluding sentence As scholars learn to shift attention from what men and texts say about women to what women say about th [...]

    2. This book is terrific I read it as part of a college anthropology course about religion, and I really enjoyed it She makes a great case about the ways in which women play a very big ritual part in Jewish culture a culture which is traditionally seen as being male dominated A very interesting read.

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