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Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism

Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism Author Dvora E. Weisberg
ISBN-10 9781584658252
Release 2009-07-15
Pages 276
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Provocative exploration of levirate marriage in ancient Judaism that sheds new light on the Jewish family in antiquity and the rabbinic reworking of earlier Israelite law



Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust

Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust Author Sonja Maria Hedgepeth
ISBN-10 9781584659044
Release 2010
Pages 308
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The first book in English to specifically address the sexual violation of Jewish women during the Holocaust



Love Marriage and Jewish Families

Love  Marriage  and Jewish Families Author Sylvia Barack Fishman
ISBN-10 9781611688610
Release 2015-11-22
Pages 360
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The concepts of gender, love, and family - as well as the personal choices regarding gender-role construction, sexual and romantic liaisons, and family formation - have become more fluid under a society-wide softening of boundaries, hierarchies, and protocols. Sylvia Barack Fishman gathers the work of social historians and legal scholars who study transformations in the intimate realms of partnering and family construction among Jews. Following a substantive introduction, the volume casts a broad net. Chapters explore the current situation in both the United States and Israel, attending to what once were considered unconventional household arrangements - including extended singlehood, cohabitating couples, single Jewish mothers, and GLBTQ families - along with the legal ramifications and religious backlash. Together, these essays demonstrate how changes in the understanding of male and female roles and expectations over the past few decades have contributed to a social revolution with profound - and paradoxical - effects on partnering, marriage, and family formation. This diverse anthology - with chapters focusing on demography, ethnography, and legal texts - will interest scholars and students in Jewish studies, women's and gender studies, Israel studies, and American Jewish history, sociology, and culture.



Gender and American Jews

Gender and American Jews Author Harriet Hartman
ISBN-10 9781584657569
Release 2009
Pages 298
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A much-anticipated sociological analysis of gender components in contemporary American Jewish life based on the most recent population data



The Jewish Encyclopedia

The Jewish Encyclopedia Author Isidore Singer
ISBN-10 MSU:31293024395117
Release 1916
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The Men s Section

The Men s Section Author Elana Maryles Sztokman
ISBN-10 9781611680805
Release 2011
Pages 269
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A provocative look at the inner world of Orthodox Jewish men who attend partnership synagogues



Chinese Occultism

Chinese Occultism Author Paul Carus
ISBN-10 9781465535504
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The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville

The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville Author
ISBN-10 9781139456166
Release 2006-06-08
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This work is a complete English translation of the Latin Etymologies of Isidore, Bishop of Seville (c.560–636). Isidore compiled the work between c.615 and the early 630s and it takes the form of an encyclopedia, arranged by subject matter. It contains much lore of the late classical world beginning with the Seven Liberal Arts, including Rhetoric, and touches on thousands of topics ranging from the names of God, the terminology of the Law, the technologies of fabrics, ships and agriculture to the names of cities and rivers, the theatrical arts, and cooking utensils. Isidore provides etymologies for most of the terms he explains, finding in the causes of words the underlying key to their meaning. This book offers a highly readable translation of the twenty books of the Etymologies, one of the most widely known texts for a thousand years from Isidore's time.



Expanding the Palace of Torah

Expanding the Palace of Torah Author Tamar Ross
ISBN-10 1584653906
Release 2004
Pages 324
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A unique examination of the theological implications for Orthodox Judaism of women's changed status in the modern world.



The Races of Man

The Races of Man Author Joseph Deniker
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HN3KCC
Release 1904
Pages 611
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A Concise Dictionary of the Bible

A Concise Dictionary of the Bible Author Sir William Smith
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4512629
Release 1875
Pages 1039
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Fertility and Jewish Law

Fertility and Jewish Law Author Ronit Irshai
ISBN-10 9781611682410
Release 2012
Pages 358
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A comprehensive comparative study of Jewish law on contemporary reproductive issues from a gender perspective



Jewish Bioethics

Jewish Bioethics Author Fred Rosner
ISBN-10 0881256625
Release 2000
Pages 455
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How do you define the precise moment of death? Should "pulling the plug" and mercy killings be allowed by law? Is it necessary to control the birth of "test tube babies"? Should abortions be legal and freely available? What are the social implications of sex-change operations? Should research on cloning and genetic engineering be allowed and encouraged? Should doctors be permitted to perform medical experiments on human subjects?



Pious and Rebellious

Pious and Rebellious Author Avraham Grossman
ISBN-10 9781611683943
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 351
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The first complete look at the social status and daily life of medieval Jewish women.



Jewish Women in Pre State Israel

Jewish Women in Pre State Israel Author Ruth Kark
ISBN-10 9781584658085
Release 2009-03-15
Pages 448
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A critical look at the history and culture of women of the Yishuv and a call for a new national discourse



Jewish Marriage in Antiquity

Jewish Marriage in Antiquity Author Michael L. Satlow
ISBN-10 069100255X
Release 2001
Pages 431
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Marriage today might be a highly contested topic, but certainly no more than it was in antiquity. Ancient Jews, like their non-Jewish neighbors, grappled with what have become perennial issues of marriage, from its idealistic definitions to its many practical forms to questions of who should or should not wed. In this book, Michael Satlow offers the first in-depth synthetic study of Jewish marriage in antiquity, from ca. 500 B.C.E. to 614 C.E. Placing Jewish marriage in its cultural milieu, Satlow investigates whether there was anything essentially "Jewish" about the institution as it was discussed and practiced. Moreover, he considers the social and economic aspects of marriage as both a personal relationship and a religious bond, and explores how the Jews of antiquity negotiated the gap between marital realities and their ideals. Focusing on the various experiences of Jews throughout the Mediterranean basin and in Babylonia, Satlow argues that different communities, even rabbinic ones, constructed their own "Jewish" marriage: they read their received traditions and rituals through the lens of a basic understanding of marriage that they shared with their non-Jewish neighbors. He also maintains that Jews idealized marriage in a way that responded to the ideals of their respective societies, mediating between such values as honor and the far messier realities of marital life. Employing Jewish and non-Jewish literary texts, papyri, inscriptions, and material artifacts, Satlow paints a vibrant portrait of ancient Judaism while sharpening and clarifying present discussions on modern marriage for Jews and non-Jews alike.



Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism

Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism Author Tova Hartman
ISBN-10 1584656581
Release 2007
Pages 162
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University professor and social activist Tova Hartman, discouraged by failed attempts to make her modern Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem more inclusive of women, together with other worshippers, set about creating their own own, Shira Hadasha ("a new song"). Since it opened in 2002, this new synagogue's mission--to develop a religious community that embraces halakhah (Jewish law), tefillah (prayer), and feminism--has drawn thousands to services. The courageous act of creating the synagogue--against amazing odds--is testimony to Hartman's own deeply felt commitment to both feminism and modern Orthodox Judaism. The story of the creation and ongoing development of similar "partnership minyans" in Jerusalem and elsewhere anchors and ties together this book's five essays, each of which explores a vital contact point between contemporary feminist thought and aspects of Jewish tradition. Hartman discusses three feminist analyses of Freudian psychology for reading Jewish texts; modesty and the religious male gaze; the backlash against feminism by traditional rabbis; the male imagery in liturgy; and Orthodox women and purity rituals. Throughout, Hartman emphasizes the importance of reinterpretation, asking her readers to view as "creative tensions" what seem like obvious and insurmountable contradictions between traditional and modern beliefs. Such tensions can offer unexpected connections as well as painful compromises. The conclusion revisits the construction of the synagogue as well as discusses its impediments and actualizing these types of social and religious changes. Hartman's book will speak directly to scholars and students of gender, religion, and psychology, as well as anyone interested in the negotiation of feminism and tradition.