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Imah on the bimah: Gender and the roles of Latin American Conservative congregational rabinas


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The aim of this research is to analyze the impact of gender on the work of Latin American rabinas within Conservative congregations in Latin America. The fact that women’s roles in Latin America and in Judaism have been traditionally linked to nurturing and caring serves as the point of departure for my hypothesis, which is that the role rabinas play within their congregations is also linked to those traits. In this research I utilize a social scientific approach and qualitative methodology, conducting personal interviews with the rabinas. While this work proves that Conservative congregations in Latin America are gendered, my research demonstrates that this gendered division of labor does not have a negative impact on the work of rabinas. On the contrary, by embracing attributes of womanhood and motherhood rabinas become imah (mother) on the bimah (pulpit), educating, caring, and nurturing their congregations in a special and unique way.

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Subject
Clerical studies;
Womens studies;
Latin American Studies;
Gender studies;
Judaic studies;
Religious congregations;
Judaism;
Social sciences
Classification
0319: Clerical studies
0453: Womens studies
0550: Latin American Studies
0733: Gender studies
0751: Judaic studies
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Social sciences
Title
Imah on the bimah: Gender and the roles of Latin American Conservative congregational rabinas
Author
Schindler, Valeria
Number of pages
203
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
1023
Source
MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124835754
Advisor
Stier, Oren Baruch
University/institution
Florida International University
University location
United States -- Florida
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1499130
ProQuest document ID
887723911
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/887723911
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