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Imperialism in the Roman Republic

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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.

Table of Contents

Women and the mitzvot — Marriage — Divorce — The agunah and the yevamah — Sexuality and marital relations — Niddah: laws of the menstruant — Sexuality outside of marriage: incest, adultery, promiscuity, and lesbianism — Procreation and contraception — Abortion — Rape.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307762016
Subtitle:
The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today
Publisher:
Schocken Books
Author:
Biale, Rachel
Subject:
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Publication Date:
19950822
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
312

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
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Religion » Judaism » Sacred Writings

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