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- DescriptionBeginning with the opening of Mishnah Kiddushin, 'A woman is acquired (in marriage)...by money, by document, or by sexual intercourse,' and using other examples of commercial language applied to marriage across the rabbinic can, this work demonstrates that rabbis used information from the realm of property and commercial transactions to structure their understanding and reasoning about marriage and gender relations through a metaphor of women as ownable and marriage as a purchase or acquisition.
- Author BiographyGail Labovitz is associate professor of rabbinics at the American Jewish University, where she teaches rabbinic literature and Jewish law, primarily for the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. She has also served as a senior research analyst for the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project at Brandeis University and as the coordinator of the Jewish Feminist Research Group for the Women's Studies Program at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
- Author(s)Gail Labovitz
- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication26/10/2009
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight599 g
- Width161 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine26 mm
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