Social change, Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Religion -- Periodicals, Social groups, Religious societies, and Ideology
In an attempt to examine how resistant discourses are constructed in a highly conservative society, this article presents four discursive forms of resistance used by an Israeli ultra-orthodox Jewish magazine juggling between compliance and resistance in its attempt to subvert hegemonic rabbinical authority. These resistance forms are: cushioning, discursive hybrids, explicit provocation and trivializing. Based on a qualitative content analysis of 229 articles published in the weekly magazine Mishpacha (Family), the study seeks to contribute to the existing literature on resistance in and around organizations by exposing the complex and heterogeneous nature of discursive resistance in authoritarian-religious environments. Furthermore, the paper offers a glimpse into the ways that a social group within a religious society resists authority though without shattering its ideological basis. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Research in Drama Education. May2019, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p155-172. 18p.
ULTRA-Orthodox Jews, GENDER, FEMINISM, and STEREOTYPES
This article explores the way gender resonates in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar through an active study of live performance. Combining pedagogy with performance as an interpretive methodology, this research focuses upon using my unique classroom situation, teaching ultra-Orthodox Jewish adolescent females, as a platform for analysis. Performing Julius Caesar in my classroom represents an inversion of early modern all-male performance. The question explored in this study is: what does this reversal illuminate about constructions of gender among ultra-Orthodox adolescents? [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Ultra-Orthodox Jews -- History -- Germany, Orthodox Judaism -- History -- Hungary -- 19th century, Orthodox Judaism -- History -- Germany -- 19th century, Responsa -- 19th century, and Judaism -- Customs and practices
Medical Anthropology. May/Jun2019, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p370-383. 14p.
ORTHODOX Jews, BELIEF & doubt, BIRTH control, FAMILY planning, and GOD
Drawing on an ethnographic study of reproduction in Israel, in this article I demonstrate how Orthodox Jews delineate borders between the godly and the human in their daily reproductive practices. Exploring the multiple ways access to technology affects religious belief and observance, I describe three approaches to marital birth control, two of which are antithetical: steadfast resistance to and general acceptance of "calculated family planning." Seeking a middle road, the third model, "flexible decision-making," reveals how couples push off and welcome pregnancies simultaneously. Unravelling the illusion of a binary model of planned/unplanned parenthood, I call for nuanced models of reproductive decision-making. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. May2019, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p212-226. 15p.
ULTRA-Orthodox Jews, JEWISH women, MASS media, SECULAR education, and RELIGIOUS education
"Permission" and "prohibition" are key terms in Jewish religious discourse. For generations they have dominated as part of the primarily male, rabbinic discourse in talmudic literature. This paper will show that men no longer hold the monopoly on these terms because contemporary Israeli ultra-Orthodox women include them in their daily conversation in multiple and varied ways. The study examines exposure patterns and perceptions of 42 ultra-Orthodox women toward sectarian and general mass media. In responses to detailed questionnaires, the words "prohibited," "forbidden" and "a boundary" constantly recur along with a variety of negatives, such as "not permitted," "not allowed" and "not kosher". This paper argues that in describing their uses of and perceptions toward mass media, ultra-Orthodox women have adopted terminology borrowed from what was previously a primarily male-dominated conversation. Some might argue that these women are simply working within the bounds of ultra-Orthodox law which they accept as universally applicable; or perhaps that these women are simply reflecting words used by their husbands or rabbis. However, this study argues that their adoption of these terms indicates they are exercising their own agency. With a combined religious and secular education, and work that is primarily outside the house, many of them are the principal breadwinners in their homes. I suggest that this discourse is a part of their highly intelligent navigation of their simultaneous roles as both gatekeepers and change agents. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Women authors, Israeli -- Attitudes, Jews -- Identity -- History -- 21st century, Ultra-Orthodox Jews -- Attitudes -- Israel, Ultra-Orthodox Jews -- Social life and customs -- Israel, Hebrew literature, Modern -- Religious aspects -- Judaism, and Judaism in literature
Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues. Fall, 2018 Issue 33, p121, 15 p.
Jewish nationalism -- Social aspects, Jewish religious education -- Methods, Rabbinical seminaries -- Curricula, Ultra-Orthodox Jews -- Education, Education of women -- Methods, Community and school -- Religious aspects, Jews -- Territorialism, Jews -- Social aspects, Discourse analysis, Israel -- Educational aspects, and Israel -- Religious aspects
Adhering closely to the teachings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook and his son Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Israel's Haredi-Leumi (ultra-Orthodox nationalist) community has founded schools to inculcate a single [...]
Judaism and state, Sex crimes -- Law and legislation -- Israel, Libel and slander (Jewish law), Gossip (Jewish law), Orthodox Jews -- Social life and customs -- Israel, Sex crimes -- Religious aspects -- Judaism, Sex crimes -- Prevention -- Israel, and Takana forum