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Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Frederick E. Greenspahn

Abstract

Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women's domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. This book brings the broad new insights they have uncov ... More

Keywords: Jewish women, Jewish life, Judaism, Jewish law, Torah study

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814732182
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick E. Greenspahn, editor