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Following the Balfour Declaration and the British conquest of Palestine (1917-1918), the small Jewish community that lived there wanted to establish an elected assembly as its representative body. The issue that hindered this aim was whether women would be part of it. A group of feminist Zionist women from all over the country created a political party that participated in the elections, even before women's suffrage was enacted. This unique phenomenon in Mandatory Palestine resulted in the declaration of women's equal rights in all aspects of life by the newly founded Assembly of Representatives. Margalit Shilo examines the story of these activists to elaborate on a wide range of issues, including the Zionist roots of feminism and nationalism; the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector's negation of women's equality; how traditional Jewish concepts of women fashioned rabbinical attitudes on the question of women's suffrage; and how the fight for women's suffrage spread throughout the country.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. 1 | Feminism and Its Zionist and Hebrew Roots
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2 | The Women’s Struggle Begins: Local Organization
  2. pp. 12-28
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  1. 3 | The National Campaign Commences
  2. pp. 29-46
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  1. 4 | From Associations to Political Party: The Union of Hebrew Women for Equal Rights
  2. pp. 47-69
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  1. 5 | One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
  2. pp. 70-90
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  1. 6 | The Union Comes of Age
  2. pp. 91-114
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  1. 7 | Five Years of Struggle and a Victory
  2. pp. 115-134
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  1. 8 | Victory and Defeat
  2. pp. 135-144
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 145-182
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 183-196
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 197-200
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781611689280
Related ISBN
9781611688856
MARC Record
OCLC
1103694155
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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