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Lynn Davidman

Lynn Davidman received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She is an associate professor of Judaic studies and Sociology at Brown University. Davidman won a National Book Award for Tradition in a Rootless World. She has published two other books, Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies, coedited with Shelly Tenenbaum, and Feminist Method in Social Research, cowritten with Shulamit Reinharz. Davidman is on the advisory committee of the Center for the Study of American Religion at Princeton University. She is currently working on Motherless Daughters and Sons and is coediting the book series Explorations in Religion.

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Ba'alot Teshuvah: American Jewish Women

The Ba’alot Teshuvahs’ decision to explore Orthodox Jewish ways of life represents one possible solution to current widespread questions about women’s proper roles. The structural changes in American society in the past thirty years, in particular the changing demographics of women’s educational, occupational, marital, and childbearing patterns, have occasioned a debate in our culture about women’s nature and social roles similar to the late nineteenth-century “woman question” that followed the Industrial Revolution.

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