Drawing on interviews as well as on her own experience, Dr Taylor-Guthartz shared her findings of how new norms of lived religion have emerged, influenced by both the rise of feminism and the backlash against it, and also by an evolving understanding of women’s religious roles.
Rabba Dr Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz is a popular lecturer at academic and Jewish communal institutions. She received her doctorate from University College London in 2016, and Orthodox rabbinical ordination from Yeshivat Maharat, New York, in June 2021. She currently is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester, where she is researching the history of Limmud. Lindsey has been an affiliated or associated lecturer at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, SOAS, King’s College London, and Vassar College in New York State. She is a Research Fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies, and has presented at Limmud in the Netherlands, the UK, and South Africa. Her first book is Challenge and Conformity: The Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women, which was published this spring by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.