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Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Introduction and Studies

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Title: Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian ...

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

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The purpose of this feminist commentary on Seder Moed is to outline gender differences as they are reflected in the mishnaic and talmudic texts. In this introductory volume, various world-renowned scholars discuss women's participation in Jewish festivals on a general and theoretic level. Bookseller Inventory # ILAFEMINI

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Synopsis: The Order of Moed in the Mishnah and Babylonian Talmud outlines the way Jews celebrate their festivals. It is well known among feminists that Jewish life is not the same for men and women, and that women experience Jewish festivals differently.

The purpose of the feminist commentary on Seder Moed is to outline these differences, as they are reflected in the mishnaic and talmudic texts, which have become canonical for Jews and serve as a blueprint for the way they live their lives.

In this introductory volume the questions of womens participation in Jewish festivals are handled on a more general and theoretic level than in the upcoming volumes which will be devoted to individual tractates. Various world-renown scholars discuss the role of women in the tractates of Seder Moed from a variety of aspects - legal, literary, theological and historical.

About the Author: Tal Ilan, Born 1956; 1991 PhD on Jewish Women in Greco-Roman Palestine at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; since 2003 Professor for Jewish Studies at the Freie Universitat, Berlin.Tamara Or, Born 1975; studied Jewish Studies and History in Berlin and Jerusalem; 2008 PhD at the Freie Universitat Berlin; currently research fellow at the LMU Munich.Dorothea M. Salzer, Studium der Judaistik und der Germanistik in Wien, Berlin und Jerusalem; 2008 Promotion; zur Zeit wiss. Mitarbeiterin an der Freien Universitat Berlin und an der Universitat Potsdam.Irina Wandrey, Geboren 1961; Studium der Judaistik, Germanistik, Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte in Berlin und Jerusalem; 1994-97 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut fur Judaistik der FU Berlin; 1997 Promotion; Hochschulassistentin am Institut fur Judaistik der FU Berlin.

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