The Resource Mitzvah girls : bringing up the next generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, Ayala Fader, (electronic resource)

Mitzvah girls : bringing up the next generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, Ayala Fader, (electronic resource)

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Mitzvah girls : bringing up the next generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
Title
Mitzvah girls
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bringing up the next generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
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Ayala Fader
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Language
eng
Summary
Mitzvah Girls is the first book about bringing up Hasidic Jewish girls in North America, providing an in-depth look into a closed community. Ayala Fader examines language, gender, and the body from infancy to adulthood, showing how Hasidic girls in Brooklyn become women responsible for rearing the next generation of nonliberal Jewish believers. To uncover how girls learn the practices of Hasidic Judaism, Fader looks beyond the synagogue to everyday talk in the context of homes, classrooms, and city streets. Hasidic women complicate stereotypes of nonliberal religious women by collapsing distinctions between the religious and the secular. In this innovative book, Fader demonstrates that contemporary Hasidic femininity requires women and girls to engage with the secular world around them, protecting Hasidic men and boys who study the Torah. Even as Hasidic religious observance has become more stringent, Hasidic girls have unexpectedly become more fluent in secular modernity. They are fluent Yiddish speakers but switch to English as they grow older; they are increasingly modest but also fashionable; they read fiction and play games like those of mainstream American children but theirs have Orthodox Jewish messages; and they attend private Hasidic schools that freely adapt from North American public and parochial models. Investigating how Hasidic women and girls conceptualize the religious, the secular, and the modern, Mitzvah Girls offers exciting new insights into cultural production and change in nonliberal religious communities
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Midwest
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1964-
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Fader, Ayala
Dewey number
296.8/3320820974723
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Jewish girls
  • Jewish religious education of girls
  • Jewish women
  • Hasidim
  • Women in Judaism
  • Electronic books
  • Borough Park (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Mitzvah girls : bringing up the next generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, Ayala Fader, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400830992
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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13282743
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MWT13282743
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mitzvah girls : bringing up the next generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, Ayala Fader, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400830992
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13282743
Publisher number
MWT13282743
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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