Since the 1960’s and 1970’s, ethnographic research on Jewish menstrual rituals known as niddah, Taharat HaMishpacha, or Family Purity has associated their practices with religious behavior. Much of this research organizes around questions of women’s agency within ostensibly patriarchally constructed religious practices that carry the potential to oppress its women practitioners.
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- Regional Studies
- Family Purity
- Menstrual ritual
- Social Drama
- Taharat HaMishacha
- Purity, Ritual--United States--History--20th century.
- Purity, Ritual
- Jewish women--Religious life--United States--History--20th century.
- Jewish women
- Jewish religious literature--United States--History and criticism.
- Jewish religious literature
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-152)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Religious studies