By Inger Marie Okkenhaug, Ingvild Flaskerud
No matter if faith reinforces girl oppression or offers possibilities for ladies, or a mixture of either, relies on time, position and condition. This ebook seeks to contextualize women's roles inside their non secular traditions instead of in the course of the lens of a dominant tradition. This ebook offers a accomplished survey of girls in Muslim, Jewish and Christian groups within the center East over the last centuries. The authors examine women's outlined roles inside of those non secular groups, and discover how ladies themselves improve and observe their very own recommendations inside spiritual societies. A wide-ranging account, the essays draw on case stories from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon because 1800.
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I will deal next with one of these instances. In addition to the army’s attempts to discipline the cadets it also tries to give them different kinds of knowledge and skills. A few From Army of G-d to Israeli Armed Forces | 39 days further along their training I accompany the cadets to their first shooting drill. They are very excited and nervous. One of them, Yuval, starts singing quotes from a love song of one of the famous Israeli female singers, expressing his excitement: “I don’t know what’s happening to me.
Later on I understand that his words enraged many of the other cadets who did not share his view and did not want to shame their commanders in such a way. A group of thirty of them – most of them Hassidic and Lithuanians – wrote an apologetic letter to their commanders and the base commander expressing their appreciation. This incident brought about the release of a lot of suppressed anger and dislike among the cadets themselves. The Hassidic and Lithuanian cadets – both from “Ashkenazi” Eastern European origin – criticized the Sephardim cadets.
There would be no attempt at proselytizing among the Eastern Christian, Jewish or Muslim communities, since years of proselytizing had failed to produce converts. This led to a strategy not of conversion, but of influence, based on the assumption that “if the Muslim cannot be converted into a Christian, he might, through education, be made more aware of the Christian way of life” (Okkenhaug 2003: 171; see also Tibawi 1961; Hummel 2003). Education was to be a central feature of Anglican tasks in the next fifty years.
Gender, Religion and Change in the Middle East: Two Hundred Years of History (Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women) by Inger Marie Okkenhaug, Ingvild Flaskerud