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Ending this social and spiritual marginality requires a far-reaching transformation of Jewish life. To recreate Israel from a feminist perspective, we must incorporate women's experience into the understanding and practice of the Jewish people so that women's contributions to Jewish community are not driven underground, thwarted, or distorted, and men's are not given more weight and status than they ought to enjoy. Until that happens, both our concept of Israel and the dynamics of Jewish life will remain thoroughly misshapen by sexism.