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Adina Roth Talks the Jewish Patriarchy - JDOV Talks

What if shul was a place where we moved our hips along with our lips? Judaism, like other patriarchal traditions, has become a religion more linked to the head than the body. This prioritising of the cerebral over the instinctual is part of the reason why women have suffered over the centuries and why historically women have been kept away from the Torah scroll for fear of a specific kind of contamination. In this talk, come explore what might happen if women really ‘touched’ the Torah and how this particular contact between ‘Judaism’ and ‘femininity’ might revivify and re-enliven Judaism for women AND men, for our entire Jewish tradition and its future, as we enter the 21st century.
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