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Rereading The Rabbis

A Woman's Voice, 1st Edition

By Judith Hauptman


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Fully acknowledging that Judaism, as described in both the Bible and the Talmud, was patriarchal, Judith Hauptman demonstrates that the rabbis of the Talmud made significant changes in key areas of Jewish law in order to benefit women. Reading the texts with feminist sensibilities?recognizing that they were written by men and for men and that they

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 Sotah, 2 Relations Between the Sexes, 3 Marriage, 4 Rape and Seduction, 5 Divorce, 6 Procreation, 7 Niddah, 8 Inheritance, 9 Testimony, 10 Ritual, Conclusion

About the Author

Judith Hauptman is professor of Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (in New York).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies