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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Roberta Sands

Roberta Sands began her career as a clinical social worker before receiving her doctorate and becoming a social work educator. She is the author of three editions of Clinical Social Work Practice in Behavioral-Mental Health (1991, 2001, 2012), The Spiritual Transformation of Jews who Become Orthodox (2019), and numerous articles on family, culture, and religious change.

Articles by this author

Ba'alot Teshuvah: Jewish Women Who Become Orthodox

During the past half century or so, some Jewish women resisted trends toward secularism and feminist ideology and became strictly Orthodox. Despite feminist ideology that views the strict observance of religion as repressive, research since the 1980s has consistently found that the women find fulfillment in the traditional roles of wife and mother, relish the warmth of Orthodox communities, and feel intellectually stimulated by new learning.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Roberta Sands." (Viewed on March 24, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/sands-roberta>.


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