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In this same study women who identified their backgrounds as Jewish in the
descriptions of 'the ideal housewife' emphasized qualities of 'warmth, loving and
being loved, and being respected in the community', and less educated Jewish ...
Nearly every Jewish ritual concerns the family and almost every family gathering
has an associated ritual. The patriarchal principle is embodied in the person of
Abraham, and the overriding obligation of the father to instruct his wife and ...
The mother of a family has always had an important ritual function in the home,
but in contemporary Jewish life the role of the mother is becoming ever more
ritually significant. As the demands of modern non-Jewish life reduce
opportunities for ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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