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Torah of the Mothers: Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts  
ID/ISBN: 9789657108703
Publisher: Urim
Torah of the Mothers: Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts

Ora Wiskind Elper and Susan Handelman

From Library Journal
This interesting and important book brings together writings by 23 Orthodox Jewish women, Torah scholars all, but none of them rabbis or feminists, as in more liberal divisions of Judaism. In certain ways, these essays do not differ much from other contemporary Torah commentaries here, as in similar works, are close readings of Torah and applications of its meaning to modern life. Yet these women are aware of the complexity and irony of their situation, as they reflect on themes such as the exile of the Shekhinah or the search for authentic identity. For example, Sarah Schneider writes: "If [the rabbis] are to imitate Moshe then they must find a place of deep and authentic compassion for the women who approach them with halakhic petitions." This collection should prove thought-provoking for thoughtful Jewish readers of all persuasions. Highly recommended.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Paperback. 510 pages.

Price: $19.95


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