Women in Reform Judaism

by Elaine De Lange

Publisher: Reform Synagogues of Great Britain in [London]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 12 Downloads: 144
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Subjects:

  • Jewish women -- Religious life.,
  • Reform Judaism.

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Elaine De Lange.
SeriesJudaism in our time
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBM726 .D43
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4481824M
LC Control Number79310277

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