As I have discussed throughout Writing Jewish, contemporary representations of British-Jewishness draw from a number of powerful, yet often contradictory, stereotypes. The previous chapter considered this in relation to Jewish masculinity and argued that some familiar ideas about gender and difference are both reiterated and reconfigured in recent writing by British Jews. The following discussion, which focuses on the representation of Jewish women, demonstrates that stereotypes relating to Jewish women are as charged and as contradictory as those relating to Jewish men, and perhaps even more so.
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