Synopses & Reviews
One of the cornerstones of the religious Jewish experience in all its variations is Torah study, and this learning is considered a central criterion for leadership. Jewish Women s Torah Study addresses the question of women's integration in the halachic-religious system at this pivotal intersection.
The contemporary debate regarding women s Torah study first emerged in the second half of the 19th century. As women s status in general society changed, offering increased legal rights and opportunities for education, a debate on the need to change women s participation in Torah study emerged. Orthodoxy was faced with the question: which parts, if any, of modernity should be integrated into Halacha?
Exemplifying the entire array of Orthodox responses to modernity, this book is a valuable addition to the scholarship of Judaism in the modern era and will be of interest to students and scholars of Religion, Gender Studies and Jewish Studies.