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Modern Greek Jewish Women: Paths and Identities


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Throughout their long-lasting presence in Greece, the Jewish Communities have monitored the political and social changes that are taking place in a gradually secularized and modernized Greek society. It is noteworthy that these communities are organized not on the basis of a religious institution (religion), but of a secular one (community). The identity of contemporary Jews is therefore secularized and their religious identification is actually expressed in a cultural manner, as the role of community eventually outplays the role of the synagogue. Jewish women in Thessaloniki, in this context, balance between tradition and modernity. On the one hand, they accept their full integration into the secular Greek society, while on the other, they are considered to be conveyors and maintainers of the traditional Jewish identity.



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Sidiropoulou, Maria Ch. Modern Greek Jewish Women: Paths and Identities. Women in Judaism. 2020:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-1381