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Jewish law has for centuries been biased against its own women It has betrayed its foundation its livelihood the Jewish female Jewish law through the centuries has been interpreted by the male scholars and recognized leaders of the Jewish religion Thus leading to masculine laws and demeaning womans role in the religion Today as this ancient religion approaches the twenty-first century its victims Jewish women are staging a resistance against the same institution which they were taught to cherish The Jewish women has taken a back seat in religion for too long and now demand equal power and authority in their faith The Jewish religion itself has created a stereotype of how the Jewish family should be maintained a blueprint of each characters action and place in the household The women whose scripts direct them to housewives whose sole goal in life is to keep the Jewish family in intact no matter what the consequences to them have become prisoners of their own myths Contemporary Jewish women writers are revealing the injustices faced by them which were ultimately caused by male dominated Jewish law These injustices include taboo subjects such as battered Jewish wives scarf and the social isolation of single women in the Jewish community Kaplan The main concern of the Jewish women and especially the feminist is to re-interpret the texts which would allow the Jewish women to hold substantial power and authority in the Jewish faith Therefore canceling out some of the injustices women face in the Jewish faith and most importantly make women feel important in Judaism The original interpretation of Jewish texts were by the men the rabbis or leaders of the time held the power and authority--leading to a masculine dominated Jewish law Women believe that their role and significance in the bible was played down and unaccounted for Women dont receive as many privileges as they
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