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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-283) and index.

About the Author

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.

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KIER8, January 22, 2009 (view all comments by KIER8)
Rachel Biale inserts a feminist touch in her lively "Women and Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today". She is a LCSW and the Bay Area Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805210491
Author:
Biale, Rachel
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
Jewish law
Subject:
Jewish women -- Religious life.
Subject:
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
172
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.6 in 0.65 lb

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