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Women and Judaism : new insights and scholarship

Women and Judaism : new insights and scholarship

Author: Frederick E Greenspahn
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Jewish studies in the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women's domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick E Greenspahn
ISBN: 9780814732182 0814732186 9780814732199 0814732194 9780814732298 0814732291
OCLC Number: 1233040369
Description: viii, 268 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Four approaches to women and the Jewish experience / Judith R. Baskin --
Jewish feminist approaches to the bible / Esther Fuchs --
Women and Torah study in aggadah / Dvora E. Weisberg --
Women and Jewish law / Judith Hauptman --
Women in medieval Jewish societies / Renée Levine Melammed --
The mystical spirituality of eastern European Jewish women / Chava Weissler --
How central European Jewish women confronted modernity / Harriet Pass Freidenreich --
Women and American Judaism / Pamela S. Nadell --
Women's transformations of contemporary Jewish life / Sylvia Barack Fishman --
Women in Jewish American literature / Sara R. Horowitz --
Text, nation, and gender in Israeli women's fiction / Nehama Aschkenasy --
Women and Judaism : from invisibility to integration / Frederick E. Greenspahn.
Series Title: Jewish studies in the 21st century.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick E. Greenspahn.
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Introduces the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism.  Read more...


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The volume (Women and Judiasm)functions well for teaching, offering overview essays of recent scholarly developments and case studies of particular sources and genres. -- K. Hannah Holtschneider * Read more...

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