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Men and Women: Gender, Judaism and Democracy is a collection of articles on the socio-legal status of women in Israel, the religious and cultural context of their rights, and their equality according to religious and civil law. The significance of the heritage of the past, the challenges of the present, and the constructive criticism aiming to suggest alternative outlooks for the future, are elaborated on by the following eleven leading thinkers: Bilha Admanit, Prof. Tova Cohen, Prof. Rachel Elior, Dr. Orit Kamir, Chana Kehat, Prof. Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg, Prof. Chana Safrai, Lea Shakdiel, Prof. Pinhas Shifman, Susan Weiss, Dr. Deborah Weissman.
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Rachel Elior is Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been a visiting professor at Princeton, Case Western and Tokyo Universities and has published and edited ten books, the most recent of which is The Three Temples: On the Emergence of Jewish Mysticism. Professor Elior is a senior fellow of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
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A contribution to the debate May 8, 2006
In her introduction to this volume Rachel Elior points out something, I for one, despite years of learning in Jewish sources, had never thought of i.e. that there is not a single Halachic, or Jewish philosophical or musar work authored by a woman until the eighteenth century. Things certainly have changed since then in the world of Jewish learning, but in its most frum bastions it is still an exclusively male reserve. This group of scholarly essays discusses various aspects of the woman's present role in Judaism. It will provide original and interesting perspectives even for those who may be reserved about some of its arguments and conclusions.
A seminal contribution to Women's Studies & Judaic Studies May 16, 2004
Compiled, organized and edited by Rachel Elior (Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism, Depart. of Jewish Thought, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), and published in cooperation with the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Men And Women: Gender, Judaism And Democracy is an impressive and diverse collection of essays and articles contributed by eleven scholars and writers on the socio-legal status of women in Israel; the religious and cultural context of women's rights in Israel; and women's equality within the context of the religious codes and civil laws of Israel. A seminal contribution to Women's Studies, Judaic Studies, and Contemporary Israeli Social Issues Studies, Men And Women is especially recommended reading for students of the legal, social, and cultural issues under debate in Israel, along with insightful commentary with respect to the religious and political heritage of the past.