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The guideline that exempts girls from rituals that have to be played at particular instances (so-called timebound, confident commandments) has served for hundreds of years to stabilize Jewish gender. It has supplied a intent for women's centrality at domestic and their absence from the synagogue. Departing from dominant renowned and scholarly perspectives, Elizabeth Shanks Alexander argues that the guideline was once now not conceived to constitution women's non secular lives, yet quite turned a device for social engineering in basic terms after it underwent shifts in that means in the course of its transmission.
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