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GREENBERG / RECENT LITERATURE ON JEWISH WOMEN
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published. T h e magazine contains articles on women and Jewish
law, the Jewish family, power and position in the contemporary
Jewish community and personal experiences and reflections of
Jewish feminists.
II .
Sociology
T
iger
, L
io n e l
and
S
h e ph e r
, J
o se ph
.
Women in the Kibbutz.
New
York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.
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A study of how three generations of kibbutz women have re­
sponded to their freedom from trad itional sex roles in kibbutz
life. T he authors raise unsettling questions abu t the ultimate
claim of feminism—that biology does no t determine destiny.
W hether or no t one agrees with the authors’ explorations of the
re tu rn of women to “familism” and the voluntary assumption of
trad itional male-female roles in the kibbutz, one still must look
at the facts. If trad itional sex roles are proving stubbornly re­
sistant to change, as this study indicates, the implications for
feminism and for Judaism are significant.
S
chwartz
,
G. and
W
yd en
,
B.
The Jewish Wife.
New York: Paper­
back Library, 1970.
A sociological analysis, based on in-depth interviews with Jew­
ish wives.
III .
Jewish Law
F
alk
, Z
e
ev
.
Jewish Matrimonial Law in the Middle Ages.
London:
Oxford University Press, 1966.
In add ition to presenting a thorough historical and halakhic
analysis, the au thor outlines possibilities w ithin halakhah for the
equalization of marriage and divorce law.
F
el dm a n
, D
av id
M.
Birth Control in Jewish Law.
New York: NYU
Pres, 1969.
A systematic and extensive exposition of b irth control and abor­
tion in Jewish law from biblical through contemporary halakhic
literature.
Hebrew
B
erkovits
, E
l iezer
.
T ’nai be-kiddushin u’ve-gittin.
(Conditional clause
in the marriage contract)
Like Falk, Berkovits has done the basic halakhic research, po in t­
ing to the precedents which can be used to equalize the divorce
law.