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Women and Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today

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Women and Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today

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How has a legal tradition determined by men affected the lives of women? What are the traditional Jewish views of marriage, divorce, sexuality, contraception, abortion? Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining a historical overview with a thoughtful feminist critique, this pathbreaking study points the way for “informed change” in the status of women in Jewish life.

Rachel Biale grew up on Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in Israel. She earned an M.A. in Jewish history at UCLA and an M.S.W. at Yeshiva University. She lives in Berkley, California, where she is a practicing psychotherapist.

ISBN: 9780805210491

ISBN-10: 9780805210491

Publisher: Schocken

Publication Date: 08/22/1995 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/22/1995 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English

Categories

Religion / Judaism / History

Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory

Social Science / Women's Studies

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