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Judith Plaskow

Judith Plaskow is professor emerita of religious studies at Manhattan College. She has written dozens of articles on feminist theology and is the author of Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective, The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Judaism, Feminism, and Sexual Ethics, 1972–2003, and, with Carol P. Christ, Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology. With Christ, she also co-edited Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion and Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality. A former president of the American Academy of Religion, she co-founded the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion with Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza and co-edited it for many years.

Articles by this author

Spirituality in the United States

Jewish women’s spirituality developed historically within the confines of a patriarchal tradition. Over time, feminists have developed rituals and created spaces that honor the unique experiences of women.

Feminist Theology

Jewish feminist theology focuses on central Jewish categories, themes, and modes of expression—for example, God, prayer, Torah, and halakhah—and asks who created them and whose interests they reflect. It raises meta-questions about Jewish tradition.

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