Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook

Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook

by Ellen M. Umansky, Dianne Ashton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1584657308

ISBN-13: 9781584657309

Pub. Date: 12/28/2008

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

Much has changed for Jewish women since the first edition of Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality appeared in 1992. Associations of Jewish women—academic, religious, secular—have proliferated, making the women’s voices heard. In collecting material for this completely revised edition, the editors drew upon sources that express the

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Much has changed for Jewish women since the first edition of Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality appeared in 1992. Associations of Jewish women—academic, religious, secular—have proliferated, making the women’s voices heard. In collecting material for this completely revised edition, the editors drew upon sources that express the diversity of Jewish women, mainly from 1560 to the present. They sought material by Jewish women of different ages, sexual orientations, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds, and nationalities. Reflecting a wide variety of literary genres, sources include spiritual works (sermons, addresses, ritual blessing, prayers) as well as letters, sisterhood minutes, and committee reports that also express the spiritual concerns of their authors. Writings by women rabbis and contemporary Orthodox women, along with documents from Latin America, bring the volume up to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584657309
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
HBI Series on Jewish Women
Edition description:
Revised Edition.
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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