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ERIC Number: EJ830040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Tradition versus Egalitarianism in the Thinking of Jewish-American Adolescents
Charme, Stuart Z.
Journal of Jewish Education, v75 n1 p4-18 Jan 2009
This article describes results from interviews with Jewish teenagers about the tension between adherence to tradition and commitment to egalitarianism in relation to issues like women in the rabbinate, women wearing ritual garments like "kipot" and "talitot", and gender separation at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. For many teens, egalitarian values trumped traditional objections to female rabbis and other forms of participation in synagogue life in America; however, they were more hesitant to challenge gender separation at the Kotel in Israel, where the purported antiquity and authenticity of Orthodox tradition is more readily accepted. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel