Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
HasidismKey Questions$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Marcin Wodzinski

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190631260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190631260.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 November 2019

Women

Women

Chapter:
(p.43) 2 Women
Source:
Hasidism
Author(s):

Marcin Wodziński

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190631260.003.0002

This chapter poses a question on the now-popular image of women’s participation and their prominent role in the Hasidic movement. First, it argues that the exceptional cases of female Hasidic leaders, so popular in the academic writing on the subject, are not representative of the broader Hasidic world. Instead, the chapter offers an analysis of the possible forms of association with Hasidism among the wives, daughters, and mothers of rank-and-file Hasidim in the constitutive, identity-forming spaces and activities of the Hasidic community, especially prayer houses and pilgrimages. It strongly demonstrates the women were institutionally excluded from Hasidism and very often distanced themselves. This reopens the question of the possible forms of women’s association with Hasidism other than institutional participation.

Keywords:   Hasidism, women, gender, pilgrimages, charity, identity, confraternity, Temerl Sonnenberg

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .