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- DescriptionMost ancient societies were patriarchal in outlook, but t all patriarchies are equally condescending toward women. Impelled by the gnawing question of whether the inferiority of women is integral to the Torah's vision, Sassoon sets out to determine where the Bible, the Talmud and related literature, especially the Dead Sea Scrolls, sit on this continuum of patriarchal condescension. Of course, there are multiple voices in both Biblical and Talmudic literature, but more surprising is how divergent these voices are. Some points of view seem intent on the disenfranchisement and domestication of women, whereas others prove to be t far short of egalitarian. Opinions that downplay the applicability of the biblical commandments to women and that strongly deprecate Torah study by women emerge from this study as arguably more than the views of an especially vocal mirity.
- Author BiographyIsaac Sassoon teaches the Bible and the Talmud at the Institute of Traditional Judaism in Teaneck, New Jersey. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, and his doctorate from the University of Lisbon.
- Author(s)Isaac Sassoon
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication02/01/2014
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight300 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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