Jewish Women in Historical Perspective

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective


Edited by Judith R. Baskin

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  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 21mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 31 January 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Detroit, MI
  • ISBN 10: 0814327133
  • ISBN 13: 9780814327135
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,199,691

Product description

This collection of revised and new essays explores Jewish women's history. Topics include: portrayals of women in the Hebrew bible; the image and status of women in the diaspora world of late antiquity; Jewish women in the Middle Ages; Sephardi women in the medievil and early modern periods; Italian Jewish women; prayers in Yiddish and the religious world of Ashkenazic women; gender and the immigrant Jewish experience in the United States.

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Author information

Judith R. Baskin is a professor and the chair of the Department of Judaic Studies at the State University of New York at Albany.

Table of contents

Portrayals of Women in the Hebrew Bible, Susan Niditch; Jewish Women in the Diaspora World of Late Antiquity, Ross S. Kraemer; The Image and Status of Women in Classical Rabbinic Judaism, Judith Romney Wegner; Jewish Women in the Middle Ages, Judith R. Baskin; Sephardi Women in the Mediaeval and Early Modern Periods, Renee Levine Melammed; Italian Jewish Women, Howard Adelman; Prayers in Yiddish and the Religious World of Ashkenazic Women, Chava Weissler; Emancipation Through Intermarriage? Wealthy Jewish Salon Women in Old Berlin, Deborah Hertz; Engendering Liberal Jews - Jewish Women in Victorian England, Michael Galchinsky; Tradition and Transition - Jewish Women in Imperial Germany, Marion A. Kaplan; The Women Teachers of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, 1872-1940, Frances Malino; East European Jewish Women in an Age of Transition, 1880-1930, Paula E. Hyman; Daughters of the Nation - Between the Public and Private Spheres in Pre-State Israel, Deborah S. Bernstein; Gender and the Immigrant Jewish Experience in the United States, Paula E. Hyman; Spiritual Expressions - Jewish Women's Religious Lives in the United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Ellen M. Umansky.