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Rachel Kranson

Rachel Kranson is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) and co-editor of A Jewish Feminine Mystique: Jewish Women in Postwar America (Rutgers University Press, 2010). Her current research focuses on American Jews and the politics of abortion.

Articles by this author

Jewish Feminism in the United States

Challenging all varieties of American Judaism, feminism has been a powerful force for popular Jewish religious revival. The accomplishments of Jewish feminists have transformed American Jewish life, even as the ultimate goal of gender equity and shared power has yet to be fully realized.

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