Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prism

Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prism

by Admiel Kosman
     
 

The author applies the fields of gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literature to Talmudic texts. In opposition to the perception of Judaism as a

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Overview

The author applies the fields of gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literature to Talmudic texts. In opposition to the perception of Judaism as a legal system, he argues that the Talmud demands inner spiritual effort, to which the trait of humility and the refinement of the ego are central. This leads to the question of the attitude to the Other, in general, and especially to women. The author shows that the Talmud places the woman (who represents humility and good-heartedness in the Talmudic narratives) above the character of the male depicted in these narratives as a scholar with an inflated sense of self-importance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110207057
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Series:
Studia Judaica Series, #50
Pages:
268
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Admiel Kosman, University of Potsdam and Abraham Geiger College, Berlin.

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