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Torah of the Mothers: Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts
     

Torah of the Mothers: Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts

by Ora Wiskind Elper (Editor), Susan Handelman (Editor)
 

Combining erudition with a deep concern for the daily aspects of spiritual life, Torah of the Mothers is a landmark collection of essays and teachings culled from years of Bible and Jewish study by highly accomplished female Torah scholars and educators. Contributors such as Rachel Adelman, Erica Brown, Ilana Goldstein Saks, Simi Peters, and Leah Rosenthal

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Combining erudition with a deep concern for the daily aspects of spiritual life, Torah of the Mothers is a landmark collection of essays and teachings culled from years of Bible and Jewish study by highly accomplished female Torah scholars and educators. Contributors such as Rachel Adelman, Erica Brown, Ilana Goldstein Saks, Simi Peters, and Leah Rosenthal bring their own area of expertise to bear, providing novel and refreshing insights into biblical and rabbinic texts. Each also offers thought-provoking commentary on the ever-present themes of exile and redemption, which are intrinsic to the ongoing saga of the Jewish people. These contemporary women also reflect upon the teachers who have personally influenced and inspired them, individuals such as Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, and Nechama Leibowitz.

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"This collection should prove thought-provoking for thoughtful Jewish readers of all persuasions. Highly recommended."  —Library Journal

"One aspect of this book that I found incredibly exciting was the academic, spiritual and personal dialogue created between younger scholars and their veteran mentors. . . . I see this volume as a catalyst in the process of transforming the woman's Torah to the nation's Torah and highly recommend it to one and all."  —Malke Binah, founder and director, Matan Women's Institute of Torah Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789657108703
Publisher:
Urim Publications
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Ora Wiskind Elper is a teacher of Jewish thought at Michlalah College, Matan Institute for Women’s Studies, and Touro College in Jerusalem. She has translated several works from Hebrew, French, and German, and is the author of Tradition and Fantasy in the Tales of Reb Nahman of Bratslav. Susan Handelman is professor of literature at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and a former professor of English and Jewish studies at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Fragments of Redemption: Jewish Thought and Literary Theory in Scholem, Benjamin and Levinas and The Slayer of Moses: The Emergence of Rabbinic Interpretation in Modern Literary Theory.

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