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Dirshuni: Contemporary Women's Midrash

Dirshuni: Contemporary Women's Midrash

Kadari, Tamar
Biala, Tamar

Hardcover

Series: Hbi Jewish Women

Literary CriticismReligion General Judaism

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ISBN10: 1684580951
ISBN13: 9781684580958
Publisher: Brandeis Univ Pr
Published: Jun 28 2022
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.40
Height: 1.10 Width: 6.20 Depth: 9.10
Language: English
A unique compilation of contemporary women's midrashim.

Dirshuni: Contemporary Women's Midrash, is the first-ever English edition of a historic collection of midrashim composed by Israeli women, which has been long-anticipated by multiple American audiences, including synagogues, rabbinical seminaries, adult learning programs, Jewish educators, and scholars of gender and religion. Using the classical forms developed by the ancient rabbis, the contributors express their religious and moral thought and experience through innovative interpretations of scripture. The women writers, from all denominations and beyond, of all political stripes and ethnic backgrounds, contribute their Torah to fill the missing half of the sacred Jewish bookshelf. This book reflects dramatic changes in the agency of women in the world of religious writings. The volume features a comprehensive introduction to Midrash for the uninitiated reader by the distinguished scholar Tamar Kadari and extensive annotation and commentary by Tamar Biala.

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