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Women and Judaism : New Insights and Scholarship

By: Greenspahn, Frederick E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Jewish Studies in the Twenty-first Century Series: Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2009Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (276 p.).ISBN: 9780814733110.Subject(s): Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Jewish literature -- Women authors | Jewish women -- History | Jewish women -- Religious life | Jewish women in literature | Women in JudaismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and Judaism : New Insights and ScholarshipDDC classification: 296.082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Four Approaches to Women and the Jewish Experience ; PART I: CLASSICAL TRADITION ; 1. Jewish Feminist Approaches to the Bible; 2. Women and Torah Study in Aggadah; 3. Women and Jewish Law; PART II: HISTORY ; 4. Women in Medieval Jewish Societies; 5. The Mystical Spirituality of Eastern European Jewish Women ; 6. How Central European Jewish Women Confronted Modernity ; PART III: CONTEMPORARY LIFE ; 7. Women and American Judaism; 8. Women's Transformations of Contemporary Jewish Life; PART IV: LITERATURE ; 9. Women in Jewish American Literature
10. Text, Nation, and Gender in Israeli Women's FictionEpilogue: Women and Judaism: From Invisibility to Integration ; Contributors; Index
Summary: 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 times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judaism brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world. Women and Judaism communicates this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy by presenting accessible and engaging chapters written by key senior scholars that introduce the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism. The contributors discuss feminist approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues. Contributors: Nehama Aschkenasy, Judith R. Baskin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Esther Fuchs, Judith Hauptman, Sara R. Horowitz, Renée Levine, Pamela S. Nadell, and Dvora Weisberg.
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CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Four Approaches to Women and the Jewish Experience ; PART I: CLASSICAL TRADITION ; 1. Jewish Feminist Approaches to the Bible; 2. Women and Torah Study in Aggadah; 3. Women and Jewish Law; PART II: HISTORY ; 4. Women in Medieval Jewish Societies; 5. The Mystical Spirituality of Eastern European Jewish Women ; 6. How Central European Jewish Women Confronted Modernity ; PART III: CONTEMPORARY LIFE ; 7. Women and American Judaism; 8. Women's Transformations of Contemporary Jewish Life; PART IV: LITERATURE ; 9. Women in Jewish American Literature

10. Text, Nation, and Gender in Israeli Women's FictionEpilogue: Women and Judaism: From Invisibility to Integration ; Contributors; Index

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 times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judaism brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world. Women and Judaism communicates this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy by presenting accessible and engaging chapters written by key senior scholars that introduce the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism. The contributors discuss feminist approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues. Contributors: Nehama Aschkenasy, Judith R. Baskin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Esther Fuchs, Judith Hauptman, Sara R. Horowitz, Renée Levine, Pamela S. Nadell, and Dvora Weisberg.

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These essays by top scholars portray the current state of study into the experiences of women in Judaism from biblical times to the present. Until recently, women's experience was excluded from the study of Jewish history (as it was from almost all history). These essays show how that historical gap is now being filled. The editor's hope is that the addition of women's experiences to the answers to questions regarding the practice of Judaism in the past will broaden people's sense of what can be considered permissible and plausible within contemporary Judaism. Written to be accessible to nonspecialists, chapters include "Jewish Feminist Approaches to the Bible," "Women and Torah Study in Aggadah," "Women and Jewish Law," "Women in Medieval Jewish Societies," "The Mystical Spirituality of Eastern European Jewish Women," "How Central European Jewish Women Confronted Modernity," "Women and American Judaism," "Women's Transformations of Contemporary Jewish Life," "Women in Jewish American Literature," and "Text, Nation, and Gender in Israeli Women's Fiction." Each chapter stands on its own, but the volume as a whole illustrates just how far study into women in Judaism has come in the past decades, and just how important that work is for understanding Jewish history and tradition. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above; general readers. A. J. Avery-Peck College of the Holy Cross

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