Tradition and Equality in Jewish Marriage: Beyond the Sanctification of Subordination (BOK)

Melanie Malka Landau

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Often when people have become alienated from their religious backgrounds, they access their traditions through lifecycle events such as marriage. At times, modern values such as gender equality may be at odds with some of the traditions; many of which have always been in a state of flux in relationship to changing social, economic and political realities. Traditional Jewish marriage is based on the man acquiring the woman, which has symbolic and actual ramifications. Grounded in the traditional texts yet accessible, this book shows how the marriage is an acquisition and contextualises the gender hierarchy of marriage within the rabbinic exclusion of women from Torah study, the highest cultural practice and women's exemption from positive commandments. Melanie Landau offers two alternative models of partnership that partially or fully bypass the non-reciprocity of traditional Jewish marriage and that have their basis in the ancient rabbinic texts.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Melanie Malka Landau
Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781472533067
Antall sider 224 Vekt 454 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Feminism & feminist theory, Judaism: worship, rites & ceremonies, Judaism: life & practice