Editor: Margalit Shilo
What is the nature of innovation of women’s entrance into the beit hamidrash as students of Torah? What is the woman’s role in the synagogue, on festivals, and in significant ceremonies, hallmarks such as the birth of a baby girl or a bat-mitzvah? How should we contend with questions that arise within the context of the family and the Beit Din? These questions, and many more, are addressed in this collection of essays in Hebrew, and are the fruits of the Second International Conference of Kolech, Religious Women’s Forum.
This book contains an open discussion on questions that, up until this point, were considered to be out of bounds. The lecturers, both female and male, from the fields of education, the rabbinate, academia, welfare services, and law and literature, give candid and daring answers to the above questions.
co-published with Kolech, Religious Women’s Forum
560 pages (432 in Hebrew and 128 pages in English)
Publication: July 2003
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