CIE Interfaith Forum: Dr. Vanessa Ochs

Dr. Vanessa Ochs is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia where she teaches courses in Judaism, anthropology of religion and spiritual writing. Her topic here is the dramatic changes brought about by women in Judaism in the last decades. She provides the knowledge about Judaism necessary as background and also addresses  how Jewish women turned to their Christian sisters in the early days of the Jewish women’s movement for inspiration and guidance.

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