Women As Ritual Experts The Religious Lives of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem
Edition: 1997 (Reprint)
List price: $40.95
Buy it from $3.00
This item qualifies for FREE shipping
*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: This ethnography explores the religious beliefs and rituals of a group of elderly Jewish women, originally from Kurdistan and Yemen, who now live in Jerusalem. Sered visited the women in their homes and accompanied them on trips to holy tombs, local ethnic synagogues, and Judaica classes. She finds that, though mainly illiterate and excluded from formal religious practices, the women are experts in rituals aimed at safeguarding the well-being of their extended families. By analyzing their rituals, daily experiences, life-stories, and non-verbal gestures, Sered uncovers the strategies these women have used to circumvent the patriarchal institutions of Judaism, and how they have developed their own "little tradition" within and parallel to the "great tradition" of Torah Judaism.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/21/1996
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
|Old Women as the Link Between the Generations|
|The Dual Meaning of Religiosity Women, Men, and Morality|
|Between Woman and God|
|From the Female Perspective|
|Sacralizing the Feminine Food Preparation As a Religious Activity|
|The Liberation of Widowhood From the Private to the Public|
|Ritual Expertise In the Modern World|
|Conclusion: The Makingof a Ritual Expert|
|Glossary of Hebrew Terms|