The Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust

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Index

a
abandonment:
by God 32 , 53 ;
of women by women 70
abjection 32 , 58 , 152 ;
gender differences 24-5 ;
Nazism 67 ;
Other 101 ;
Shekhinah 157
abortion 26
abuse 47-50 , 178-9 n39, 179 n40, 183 n48
Adelman, Penina 119
Adelsberger, Lucie:
adopted families 96 ;
comfort 69 , 115 ;
compassion 9 ;
diarrhoea 67 , 114 ;
freight wagons 90 ;
loyalties 122 ;
shame 92 ;
survival 188 n5
Adler, Rachel 7 , 20 , 31 , 154 , 195 n139
Adler, Ruth 96
aggadhic tradition 161 , 204 n1
Alphabet of Ben Sira 151
Alter, Rabbi Mendele 63-4 , 73
Altman, Edith 155
Anielewicz, Mordecai 22 , 23
art/literature 131 , 144-5 , 199-200 n14
atonement 49 , 69 , 76
Atonement, Day of 24
Attie, Shimon 199-200 n14
Auschwitz xi-xii , 33 , 133 , 167-8 n9;
barrack blocks 93-4 , 95 , 155 ;
lack of sanitation 56 , 182 n36;
redemption 11 , 130 ;
Shekhinah 70 , 112-13 , 116 , 124 , 156-7

b
Baal Shem, Elijah 36
Baalshem Tov 84 , 139 , 149
Baer, Dov 104
Barukh of Mezibizh, Rabbi 53
Bauman, Zygmunt 34
Baumel, Judith Tylor 44 , 95 , 97 , 98 , 173 n27, 188-9 n9
de Beauvoir, Simone 102
belongings 143-4 , 201 n61
Belsen 57 , 78 , 97 , 188 n143
Berenbaum, Michael xi
Berkovits, Eliezer:
caring 95-6 ;
free will 43 ;
God 38 , 44 , 45 , 50 , 79 ;
God’s presence 47 , 174 n47;
holiness 73-4 ;
Israeli State 32 ;
Jewish men 23 , 176-7 n1;
moral obligation 184 n77;
profanization of Jews 63 ;
suffering 27
Bitton-Jackson, Livia 65-6 , 69
Blumenthal, David 15 , 20 , 38 , 47-9 , 79
body 83-4 , 112 ;
care for 60 ;
cleanliness 78 , 91 , 182-3 n47;
female 154-5 ;
resurrection 142-3
Braiterman, Zachary 27 , 137-9 , 174 n48
Brenner, Rachel Feldhay 19 , 117 , 152 , 169 n32, 188-9 n9, 191 n64
Buber, Martin:
divine pronouncement 18 ;
God 46 , 55 , 61 , 159 ;
God’s presence 100-1 ;
Hasidic theology 154 ;
holiness 62 ;
mystical Judaism 145 ;
relationships 193 n102, 194 n107
Buchenwald 72 , 155

c
camp sisterhood 9 , 95 , 113 , 154
Cantor, Aviva 40
caring 117-18 ;
family 87 ;
Holocaust 60 , 62 , 95-6 ;
relationships 42 , 86-7 , 188-9 n9, 192 n85
Cernyak-Spatz, Susan 113-14
Chanter, Tina 102 , 104
Chicago, Judy 86 ;
Double Jeopardy141 ;
Holocaust 40 ;
Holocaust Project172 n22, 183 n48, 196 n16;
survivors 108 , 110
childbirth 127
children:
abuse 179 n40;
firepit 115 , 125 , 136 , 187 n133;
orphans 123 ;
snow-baths 189 n30;
suffering 107 ;
and women 195 n7;
see also mother-child relationships

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The Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Editors’ Preface vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Reading Post-Holocaust Theology from a Feminist Perspective 19
  • 2 - The Hiding of God’s Face in Auschwitz 43
  • 3 - Feminist Intimations of the Holy in Auschwitz 59
  • 4 - Face to Face (With God) in Auschwitz 86
  • 5 - A Mother/God in Auschwitz 107
  • 6 - The Redemption of God in Auschwitz 128
  • The Princess and the City of Death 161
  • Notes 166
  • Select Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish Terms 205
  • Bibliography 207
  • Index 221
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