By Margalit Shilo
Margalit Shilo examines the tale of those activists to difficult on quite a lot of matters, together with the Zionist roots of feminism and nationalism; the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector’s negation of women’s equality; how conventional Jewish recommendations of ladies formed rabbinical attitudes at the query of women’s suffrage; and the way the struggle for women’s suffrage unfold during the kingdom. utilizing present gender theories, Shilo compares the Zionist suffrage fight to contemporaneous struggles around the globe, and connects this approximately forgotten episode, absent from Israeli historiography, with the current scenario of Israeli women.
This wealthy research of women’s correct to vote inside of this particular surroundings will attract students and scholars of Israel experiences, and to feminist and social historians attracted to how contexts swap the ways that activism is perceived and occurs.
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Girls of Liberty: The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine (Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law & HBI Series on Jewish Women) by Margalit Shilo