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Women and Jewish Law

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Written by Rachel BialeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Rachel Biale

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
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  • Publisher: Schocken
  • On Sale: August 22, 1995
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8052-1049-1 (0-8052-1049-0)
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Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining historical overview with a thoughtful feminist critique, this pathbreaking study points the way for "informed change" in the status of women in Jewish life.

"With great precision and clarity, Biale ferrets out for us the inner meaning of the law, traces its development, and explores its relevance to Jewish women's lives today."--Blu Greenberg, author of On Women and Judaism

Contents

Women and the Mitzvot

Marriage

Divorce

The Agunah and the Yevamah

Sexuality and Marital Relations

Niddah: Laws of the Menstruant

Sexuality Outside of Marriage: Incest, Adultery, Promiscuity, and Lesbianism

Procreation and Contraception

Abortion

Rape

Epilogue

Halkhic Sources

Glossary