Rereading The RabbisRereading The Rabbis

Reading the texts with feminist sensibilities, recognizing that they were written by men and for men and that the

Author: Judith Hauptman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429966200


Page: 300

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Fully acknowledging that Judaism, as described in both the Bible and the Talmud, was patriarchal, Judith Hauptman demonstrates that the rabbis of the Talmud made significant changes in key areas of Jewish law in order to benefit women. Reading the texts with feminist sensibilities, recognizing that they were written by men and for men and that the

Rabbinic DrinkingRabbinic Drinking

What Beverages Teach Us About Rabbinic Literature Jordan D. Rosenblum ...
Women (and other people who feel marginalized and/or excluded from ancient
rabbinic texts) can now participate in ... Rereading the Rabbis: A Woman's Voice.

Author: Jordan D. Rosenblum

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520300422


Page: 336

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Though ancient rabbinic texts are fundamental to analyzing the history of Judaism, they are also daunting for the novice to read. Rabbinic literature presumes tremendous prior knowledge, and its fascinating twists and turns in logic can be disorienting. Rabbinic Drinking helps learners at every level navigate this brilliant but mystifying terrain by focusing on rabbinic conversations about beverages, such as beer and wine, water, and even breast milk. By studying the contents of a drinking vessel—including the contexts and practices in which they are imbibed—Rabbinic Drinking surveys key themes in rabbinic literature to introduce readers to the main contours of this extensive body of historical documents. Features and Benefits: Contains a broad array of rabbinic passages, accompanied by didactic and rich explanations and contextual discussions, both literary and historical Thematic chapters are organized into sections that include significant and original translations of rabbinic texts Each chapter includes in-text references and concludes with a list of both referenced works and suggested additional readings

The Oxford Handbook of Biblical LawThe Oxford Handbook of Biblical Law

Journal of Roman Studies 84 (1994): 1–22. Hauptman, Judith. Rereading the
Rabbis: A Woman's Voice. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998. Heger, Paul.
Women in the Bible, Qqumran, and Early Rabbinic Literature. Leiden, The
Netherlands: ...

Author: Pamela Barmash

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199392667


Page: 560

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Major innovations have occurred in the study of biblical law in recent decades. The legal material of the Pentateuch has received new interest with detailed studies of specific biblical passages. The comparison of biblical practice to ancient Near Eastern customs has received a new impetus with the concentration on texts from actual ancient legal transactions. The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Law provides a state of the art analysis of the major questions, principles, and texts pertinent to biblical law. The thirty-three chapters, written by an international team of experts, deal with the concepts, significant texts, institutions, and procedures of biblical law; the intersection of law with religion, socio-economic circumstances, and politics; and the reinterpretation of biblical law in the emerging Jewish and Christian communities. The volume is intended to introduce non-specialists to the field as well as to stimulate new thinking among scholars working in biblical law.

How the Rabbis Liberated WomenHow the Rabbis Liberated Women

The results laid out here support the view best represented in the recent past by
Judith Hauptman in her Rereading the Rabbis : A Woman's Voice ( Boulder ,
1998 : Westview Press ) . There she observes , “ It is ... remarkable that in virtually

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024330065


Page: 141

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Argues that the rabbis of late antiquity, in the normative law set forth in the Mishnah-Tosefta-Yerushalmi-Bavli, liberated Israelite women by according them what Scripture had denied: the standing and powers of sentient beings; a role in critical transactions of their existence that, if not entirely equal to that of men, at least corresponded to it; and agency and intentionality. Few bibliographic references. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


The contributors — rabbis , educators and others offer a broad range of ideas ,
from serious biblical reviews TIME'S ... Rereading the Rabbis : A Woman ' s Voice
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Sh maSh ma

Rereading Offensive Texts Judith Hauptman The question raised by Mary Boys
that I would her consent is required ? ... that precisely this problem bothered This
marvelous subversion of meaning suggests the rabbis of the Talmud ( 1 - 500 CE
) ...



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Conservative JudaismConservative Judaism

By depriving men of the " option " of divorcing and avoiding the ketubah by
means of a vow , the rabbis did indeed act affirmatively on women's behalf .
Rereading the Rabbis is , then , unquestionably an important and
carefullyreasoned book ...



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Rereading the MishnahRereading the Mishnah

Judith Hauptman argues that the Tosefta, a collection dating from approximately the same time period as the Mishnah and authored by the same rabbis, is not later than the Mishnah, as its name suggests, but earlier.

Author: Judith Hauptman

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161487133


Page: 285

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Judith Hauptman argues that the Tosefta, a collection dating from approximately the same time period as the Mishnah and authored by the same rabbis, is not later than the Mishnah, as its name suggests, but earlier. The Redactor of the Mishnah drew upon an old Mishnah and its associated supplement, the Tosefta, when composing his work. He reshaped, reorganized and abbreviated these materials in order to make them accord with his own legislative outlook. It is possible to compare the earlier and the later texts and to determine, case by case, the agenda of the Redactor. According to the author's theory it is also possible to trace the evolution of Jewish law, practice, and ideas. When the Mishnah is seen as later than the Tosefta, it becomes clear that the Redactor inserted numerous mnemonic devices into his work to assist in transmission. The synoptic gospels may have undergone a similar kind of editing.


One could again invoke Maimonides here , and his position on rabbinic authority
, which is quite provocative and complex . ... In Rereading the Rabbis ( see above
, note 49 ) , Judith Hauptman argues that the rabbis themselves , in loosing the ...



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Massekhet Ta anitMassekhet Ta anit

43 Although some rabbinic texts suggest that ratification of the transaction by the
parties involved is sought , after the fact ( bQid 41a ) , 44 they are , to begin with ,
not consulted ... 44 And see also HAUPTMAN , Rereading the Rabbis , 69 – 71 .

Author: Ṭal Ilan

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210544750


Page: 340

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The Order of Moed in the Mishnah and Babylonian Talmud outlines the way Jews celebrate their festivals. It is well known among feminists that Jewish life is not the same for men and women, and that women experience Jewish festivals differently. The purpose of the feminist commentary on Seder Moed is to outline these differences, as they are reflected in the mishnaic and talmudic texts, which have become canonical for Jews and serve as a blueprint for the way they live their lives. In this introductory volume the questions of women's participation in Jewish festivals are handled on a more general and theoretic level than in the upcoming volumes which will be devoted to individual tractates. Various world-renown scholars discuss the role of women in the tractates of Seder Moed from a variety of aspects - legal, literary, theological and historical.

Rabbinic Views of QoheletRabbinic Views of Qohelet

On the closeness between God and Israel portrayed in rabbinic literature , see S .
Schechter , Aspects of Rabbinic Theology ... For a different view of the rabbinic
attitude toward women , see J . Hauptman , Rereading the Rabbis : A Woman ' s

Author: Ruth N. Sandberg

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028521347


Page: 255

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A study of the variety of Rabbinic interpretations of the Biblical Book of Qohelet with special attention to the ways in which Rabbinic and medieval Jewish Biblical interpretation had to reinterpret the original text's meaning in order to accommodate it to normative Jewish beliefs.


the Rabbis A WOMAN'S VOICE Judith ... scholarship on the subject of male -
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Massekhet SukkahMassekhet Sukkah

This statement confirms that during the amoraic period mixed assemblies of men
and women led to what the rabbis perceived as inappropriate sexual ...
HAUPTMAN , JUDITH , Rereading the Rabbis : A Woman's Voice , Colorado
1998 .

Author: Shulamit Ṿaler

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: UVA:X030614454


Page: 224

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Tractate Sukkah from the Babylonian Talmud presents a broad spectrum of rabbinical sources from Erez Israel and Babylon that explicitly examine issues relating to women. Some of these sources were created by sages who lived in Erez Israel in the time of the second temple and after its destruction and were called Tannaim, and the others were created by sages who lived in Erez Israel and in Babylon from the third until the seventh century and were called Amoraim. All the sources can be divided into two categories: topics directly connected to women and Sukkot, and matters indirectly associated with women that were incorporated into the sugiot (Talmudic fragments). Shulamit Valler's commentary to Tractate Sukkah includes an intensive study of all the sources which are connected to women and gender in this Tractate, thus leading to interesting findings regarding reality, conceptions and lifestyle.

A Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian TalmudA Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud

HAUPTMAN , JUDITH , Rereading the Rabbis : A Woman ' s Voice , Boulder CO ,
1997 . HAUPTMAN , JUDITH , Rereading the Mishnah : A New Approach to
Ancient Jewish Texts , Tübingen 2005 . HIGGER , MICHAEL , “ The Yerushalmi ...

Author: Ṭal Ilan

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132245981


Page: 324

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Shaye J. D. Cohen: Are Women in the Covenant? - Charlotte E. Fonrobert: Gender Politics in the Rabbinic Neighborhood. Tractate Eruvin - Elizabeth S. Alexander: How Tefillin Became a Non-Timebound, Positive Commandment. The Yerushalmi and Bavli on mEruvin 10:1 - Catherine Hezser: Passover and Social Equality. Women, Slaves and Minors in Bavli Pesahim - Judtih Hauptman: From the Kitchen to the Dining-Room. Women and Ritual Activities in Tractate Pesahim - Tirzah Meacham (leBeit Yoreh): Misconstrued Mitsvot. The Case of the Menstruant Levirate Wife - Shulamit Valler: Women and Dwelling in the Sukkah in the Bavli - Cynthia M. Baker: The Queen, the Apostate, and the Women Between. (Dis)Placement of Women in Tosefta Sukkah - Tamara Or: "Why don't We Say Anything to Them?" (bBes 30a) Women in Massekhet Betsah - Dorothea M. Salzer: Women's World in Massekhet Rosh ha-Shana. Women and Creation in bRosh ha-Shana 10b-11b - Tal Ilan: Dance and Gender in Massekhet Ta'anit - Judith R. Baskin: Erotic Subversion. Undermining Female Agency in bMegillah 10b-17a - Klaus Herrmann: Massekhet Hagigah and Reform Judaism - Irina Wandrey: Mourning Rituals for Women and for Men - Adiel Schremer: For Whom is Marriage a Happiness? mMo'ed Qatan 1:7 and a Roman Parallel