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Jewish Legal Writings by Women

Edited by Micah D. Halpern & Chana Safrai
June 1998
Urim Publications
ISBN: 965-7108-00-4
370 Pages
$33.50 hardcover

The very first publication that women have written Jewish legal texts, this volume contains 17 original articles on Jewish law by contemporary women who have studied in seminaries, university Talmud departments, and rabbinical advocate programs. Topics include: Marriage of Minor Girls. Cosmetics-Social Control in Talmudic Times. Duration of Breastfeeding. Fringe Benefits. Female Voice of Kaddish. Women & the Study of the Torah. The Bat Mitzvah. Amulets & Charms. Secular Studies. Also included is a 66-page section in the Hebrew language that discusses artificial insemination, obligation of children toward senile parents, and the blessings of Chelo Asani Isha.

Judaism; Law