Community, Identity, and Religious Leadership as Expressed through the Role of the Rabbi’s Wife
Référence bibliographique 
Landau-Chark, Susan J. 2008. «Community, Identity, and Religious Leadership as Expressed through the Role of the Rabbi’s Wife». Thèse de doctorat, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département de sciences des religions.
Intentions : «This study analyzes the role of the Canadian rabbinical wife married to a rabbi who can be hired and fired from his position.» (p. iii)
Échantillon/Matériau : «While archival sources and secondary historical sources were utilized to some extent, the substantive work of the research is to be found in the interviews conducted over a period of three years. Interviews took place in areas where major Jewish populations reside such as Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver; and in the smaller Jewish communities throughout Canada, such as the Maritimes, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, and Winnipeg. […] Fifty-nine women, either currently or previously married to congregational rabbis, met with the researcher.» (p. iii)
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
«These interviews allow us to hear from the women themselves. Many of the women were wholly involved in their communities, despite the fact the role has no official status within the Jewish community. The rabbinical wife is required to be gracious and attentive to the needs of the community and will frequently have people in her home for religious and social events. At the same time, her position inhibits deep relationships with the people around her.» (p. iii) «Those with young families, as one rabbinical wife noted, had an easier entree into a community. Couples with no children, or much older children, seemed to require a longer period of time to adjust to their new community. Certainly length of time with a given congregation was high on the list of factors that contributed to a wife’s satisfaction with the congregation. From listening to the women relate their experiences, particularly those concerning congregational tensions, it seemed that once a rabbi and his wife had reached ten years plus with their community a ''status quo'' in the relationship had been reached.» (p. 266)