Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prism

Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prism

eBook - 2012
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The author applies the fields of gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literature to Talmudic texts. In opposition to the perception of Judaism as a legal system, he argues that the Talmud demands inner spiritual effort, to which the trait of humility and the refinement of the ego are central. This leads to the question of the attitude to the Other, in general, and especially to women. The author shows that the Talmud places the woman (who represents humility and good-heartedness in the Talmudic narratives) above the character of the male depicted in these narratives as a scholar with an inflate.
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012
ISBN: 9783110218640
Characteristics: 1 online resource (276 pages)
Additional Contributors: Levin, Edward 1948-


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