Item description for Torah of the Mothers: Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts by Susan A. Handelman & Ora Wiskind Elper...
Ours is an era of profound spiritual searching, in which the role of the Jewish woman is being reexamined. Torah of the Mothers is a landmark collection of essays and teachings culled from years of Bible and Jewish study by highly accomplished women Torah scholars and educators.
Each contributor brings her 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.
In Torah of the Mothers, contemporary women also reflect upon teachers who have personally influenced and inspired them. Rav Joseph Dov Soloveitchik, Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Nechama Leibowitz, of blessed memories, are among the mentors who played, and continue to play, a meaningful role in their lives.
Torah of the Mothers combines erudition with deep concern for the daily aspects of our spiritual lives.
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Studio: Urim Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2006
Publisher Urim Publications
ISBN 9657108705 ISBN13 9789657108703
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More About Susan A. Handelman & Ora Wiskind Elper
Prof. Susan Handelman is Professor of English Literature at Bar-Ilan University, and taught literature and Jewish studies at the University of Maryland for many years. Her books include The Slayers of Moses: The Emergence of Rabbinic Interpretation in Modern Literary Theory and Fragments of Redemption: Jewish Thought and Literary Theory in Scholem, Benjamin and Levinas. She recently co-edited Torah of the Mothers: Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts.
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A remarkable and unique collection of essays and teachings Mar 11, 2001
Torah Of The Mothers: Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts is a remarkable and unique collection of essays and teachings culled from years of Bible and Judaic studies by highly accomplished Torah scholars and educators who are also women. Each contributor brings her own area of expertise to bear while providing novel and insightful perspectives into biblical and rabbinic texts, offering thought-provoking commentary on themes intrinsic to the Jewish people. Of special interest are their tributes and commentaries regarding those who mentored and inspired them in their studies and their lives as Jewish women. Torah Of The Mothers is informative, inspiring, reflective, erudite, engaging, and highly recommended reading for students of Judaic traditions and beliefs, as well as the non-spcialist general reader with an interest in the role of women in Judaism, both ancient and contemporary.