Women and Jewish Law
The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today
by Rachel Biale
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, April 2011
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