By Judith S. Antonelli
Using classical Jewish resources in addition to supplementary fabric from background, anthropology, sociology, psychology, old faith, and feminist conception, Judith Antonelli has tested intimately each girl and each factor bearing on ladies within the Torah, parshah by means of parshah.
The Torah is split into fifty-four parts; each one component, or parshah, is learn within the synagogue at the Sabbath (combining a number of to make a each year cycle of readings). This ebook is modeled on that constitution; as a result there are fifty chapters, each one of which corresponds to a parshah. One might, for this reason, learn this publication from starting to finish or use it as a research consultant for the parshah of the week.
The reader will observe in those pages that the Torah isn't the root of misogyny, sexism, or male supremacy. fairly, by way of taking a look at the Torah within the context during which it was once given, the pagan international of the traditional close to East, it turns into transparent that faraway from oppressing ladies, the Torah really enhanced the prestige of girls because it existed within the surrounding societies.
Not merely does this publication refute the typical feminist stereotype that Judaism is a "patriarchal faith" however it additionally refutes the sexism present in Judaism via exposing it as sociological instead of "divine law."
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