Oct 3, 2018 in Sociology

            Traditional Judaism views women as being equal but separate from men this is because they have different obligation and responsibilities as compared to men. The view that women are separate tends to give them less priority and see them as being inferior.
            New groups of Jew feminist who seek to improve the religious, legal and social status within Judaism has arisen to defend the rights of women. Their major concern was their exclusion from the all-male prayer, as upheld by culture where they are secluded and denied equal rights as men. Their activism has seen the rabbinical school made a decision to accept women thus they assumed positions of leadership in the synagogue. It also ensures that women get permission to see and hear services. 
            On the other hand, women were not allowed to file divorce cases or become witnesses in such cases. The feminist saw it as a way in which women were denied their rights thus, significant change has been seen through their struggle thus women are accepted as the witness before the Jewish law and are allowed to have equal rights and initiate divorce.
            Women were largely discouraged from pursuing higher education besides a religious pursuit, since they would neglect their primary duties as wives and mothers. These have drawn an evolution of Jewish feminists who seeks to foster the level of women’s education to perform an active role in participation and leadership. They are able to access education to higher levels and seek employment.
            In conclusion, most feminist believe that both men and women are equal as they can perform the same roles thus women should not be denied a chance to express themselves freely. They also consent that women have a greater level of intitution; understanding and intelligence thus should have freedom of expression and work as their basic rights. 

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