Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King by Rabbi Susan Grossman, Rivka Haut
Daughters of the King Author: Rabbi Susan Grossman, Rivka Haut
Title: Daughters of the King
ISBN: 0827604416
ISBN13: 978-0827604414
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Pages: 372 pages
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society (May 11, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Size PDF version: 1615 kb
Size EPUB version: 1395 kb
Subcategory: Judaism




Daughters of the King explains women’s involvement in and around the synagogue from its antecedents in the biblical period to contemporary times. The role of women in the synagogue is a most timely but potentially divisive issue. Grossman and Haut have demonstrated the historical diversity of women’s roles in Judaism, to record first-person accounts of the innovative practices now being introduced for and by women throughout the Jewish community, and to consider how these new realities will help to shape the religious life of Jewish women in the future. The contributors represent an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, drawing from history, anthropology, sociology, medieval studies, women’s studies, Jewish law, the Bible, the Talmud, and rabbinic thought. The book will be of interest to lay reader and scholar alike, to Jews and Christians, feminists, synagogue leaders, and clergy.