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Apple sauce for Eve Historical Context

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Historical Context

During the latter part of the twentieth century, Jewish women in America confronted the same challenges that many women, regardless of religion, confronted: how to find harmony between the desire for personal growth, freedom, and, for many, a career and the more "traditional" expectations of being a wife, mother, and homemaker. This issue has presented a conundrum for women in great numbers at least since the beginnings of the women's movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. But, it has been especially problematic for those whose religions and cultural histories dictate traditional gender roles. While some age-old restrictions began to ease for Jewish women during this time—such as having greater opportunities to work outside the home and having a stronger voice in religious services—many were still expected to put family duties ahead of any personal aspirations and to accept the fundamental patriarchal nature of Judaism...

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