Educated and Ignorant: Ultraorthodox Jewish Women and Their World

Educated and Ignorant: Ultraorthodox Jewish Women and Their World

Educated and Ignorant: Ultraorthodox Jewish Women and Their World

Educated and Ignorant: Ultraorthodox Jewish Women and Their World

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This ethnography investigates the meaning of learning in the lives of ultra-orthodox Jewish women. Presenting a picture of the Gur Hassidic community in Israel, the author explores the relationship between women's literacy and their subordination. She finds that ultra-orthodox women are taught to be ignorant.
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