Jewish Women in Historical Perspective

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective


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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 154.2 x 230.4 x 20.6mm | 521.64g
  • Wayne State University Press
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0814327133
  • 9780814327135
  • 674,902

About Judith R. Baskin

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

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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.

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