By Jonathan D. Sarna
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The guideline that exempts ladies from rituals that must be played at particular occasions (so-called timebound, confident commandments) has served for hundreds of years to stabilize Jewish gender. It has supplied a motive for women's centrality at domestic and their absence from the synagogue. Departing from dominant well known and scholarly perspectives, Elizabeth Shanks Alexander argues that the rule of thumb was once no longer conceived to constitution women's spiritual lives, yet fairly turned a device for social engineering simply after it underwent shifts in which means in the course of its transmission.
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Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra’s statement is likely one of the nice biblical exegeses produced via medieval Jewry. His remark accompanies nearly each model of the Rabbinic Bible, and his effect on bible study keeps to this very day. Ibn Ezra sought to supply the literal which means of the biblical textual content.
Within the Hebrew Bible, struggle is a favorite subject that's handled in either felony and narrative texts. up to now, the interaction among the 2 components has bought merely little realization. This quantity explores the impression of biblical warfare laws on battle debts within the Hebrew Bible and in Early Jewish Literature.
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American Judaism: A History by Jonathan D. Sarna