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Catfights and Competition Among Jewish Women
From the Torah to Twenty-First Century America

Leora Tanenbaum

Identity & Responsibility, Text & Thought

Competition is not a bad thing. In fact, it can motivate us toward excellence. But it is destructive when it is sneaky and underhanded. Several women in the Torah—Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, and Miriam—communicated in sneaky and competitive ways, often at the expense of another woman. How can Jewish women living in modern America transcend this dynamic and strengthen sisterhood?

Leora Tanenbaum


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Leora Tanenbaum's most recent book is "Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality." Her previous books are "Slut! Growing Up with a Female Reputation" and "Catfight: Rivalries Among Women – From Diets to Dating, From the Boardroom to the Delivery Room." Leora has been a guest on Oprah, Today, and NPR. She also lectures at JCCs, synagogues, and college campuses.

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