A radical feminist look at 'Political Judaism;' how it has grown parallel to political Islam over the past two decades, and how it affects women. (Hint: not well.) Men of successive governments have pushed faith-based policy, funded misogynist faith-based schooling, encouraged religious orthodoxy under the banner of multiculturalism, used charges of anti-semitism to suppress criticism of Israel, and told jews what is acceptable to think.
Radical and feminist jews are caught in a crossfire of discourses between 'you're not a real jew' zionism, prescriptive left anti-zionism and secularism which scolds us for celebrating any aspect of our heritage. How can we carve out a niche for our own voices and analyses? We will discuss this and wider issues.