Daughters Of The King

Daughters Of The King

by Susan Grossman, Riva Haut
     
 

Daughters of the King explains women’s involvement in and around the synagogue from its antecedents in the biblical period to contemporary times. The role of women in the synagogue is a most timely but potentially divisive issue. Grossman and Haut have demonstrated the historical diversity of women’s roles in Judaism, to record first-person accounts…  See more details below

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Daughters of the King explains women’s involvement in and around the synagogue from its antecedents in the biblical period to contemporary times. The role of women in the synagogue is a most timely but potentially divisive issue. Grossman and Haut have demonstrated the historical diversity of women’s roles in Judaism, to record first-person accounts of the innovative practices now being introduced for and by women throughout the Jewish community, and to consider how these new realities will help to shape the religious life of Jewish women in the future. The contributors represent an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, drawing from history, anthropology, sociology, medieval studies, women’s studies, Jewish law, the Bible, the Talmud, and rabbinic thought. The book will be of interest to lay reader and scholar alike, to Jews and Christians, feminists, synagogue leaders, and clergy.

Editorial Reviews

Lilith
Scholarly yet reader-friendly....complemented by extensive bibliographical notes.
Jerusalem Report
Daughters of the King is scholarly and timely advocacy, with the guts to stand its ground.
Congress Monthly
This book will become the standard book for the many Jewish women now meeting informally to study Jewish texts and history from a female perspective. It is intellectually challenging but accessible.
Library Journal
Both editors have totally divergent views regarding Jewish religious observance (one is Orthodox, the other Reform) yet both are deeply committed to the concept of women's participation in synagogue worship. Historically, the role of Jewish women in public worship has been limited. This excellent compendium devotes one section to historical source material and another to halacha (Jewish religious law). The fascinating essays in the third section are authored by a broad spectrum of contributors and contain personal religious reflections vis-a-vis new modes of worship. The topics include the experiences of three generations of Iranian women, becoming a rabbi, becoming a cantor, egalitarianism and the Havurah movement, and growing up Lubavitch. This is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary Judaism or women's issues.-- Carol R. Glatt, VA Medical Ctr. Lib., Phila delphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827604414
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
10/15/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
0.83(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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