Women's Torah Commentary New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions

ISBN-10: 1580230768

ISBN-13: 9781580230766

Edition: 2000

Authors: Elyse Goldstein

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein , one of the leading rabbis of a new generation, is director of Kolel: The Adult Center for Liberal Jewish Learning, a full-time progressive adult Jewish learning center. Goldstein lectures frequently throughout North America. She is also editor of The Women's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions ; and The Women's Haftarah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Haftarah Portions, the 5 Megillot and Special Shabbatot ; and author of the award-winning New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future and ReVisions: Seeing Torah through a Feminist Lens (all Jewish Lights).Rabbi Elyse Goldstein is available to speak on the following topics: Women and Judaism Reform Judaism Jewish Parenting General Judaica

Index by Author
Foreword: The Different Voice of Jewish Women
What You Need to Know to Use This Book
Rabbinic Commentators and Midrashic Collections Noted in This Book
Bereshit (1:1-6:8): The Untold Story of Eve
Noach (6:9-11:32): Mrs. Noah
Lech Lecha (12:1-17:27): What's in a Name?
Vayera (18:1-22:24): Positive Pillars
Chaye Sarah (23:1-25:18): Woman's Life, Woman's Truth
Toldot (25:19-28:9): Rebecca's Birth Stories
Vayetze (28:10-32:3): Wrestling on the Other Side of the River
Vayishlach (32:4-36:43): No Means No
Vayeshev (37:1-40:23): Power, Sex, and Deception
Miketz (41:1-44:17): In Search of Dreamers
Vayigash (44:18-47:27): Daddy's Girl
Vayechi (47:28-50:26): Serach Bat Asher--the Woman Who Enabled the Exodus
Shmot (1:1-6:1): Rediscovering Tziporah
Va-era (6:2-9:35): The Many Names of God
Bo (10:1-13:16): Power and Liberation
Beshalach (13:17-17:16): Miriam's Song, Miriam's Silence
Yitro (18:1-20:26): We All Stood at Sinai
Mishpatim (21:1-24:18): What Must We Do?
Terumah (25:1-27:19): Community as Sacred Space
Tetzaveh (27:20-30:10): Finding Our Home in the Temple and the Temple in Our Homes
Ki Tissa (30:11-34:35): The Women Didn't Build the Golden Calf--or Did They?
Vayakhel (35:1-38:20): Of Women and Mirrors
Pekudei (38:21-40:38): The Birthing of the Mishkan (Tabernacle)
Vayikra (1:1-5:26): The Book of Relationship
Tzav (6:1-8:36): Message and Messenger
Shemini (9:1-11:47): Kashrut, Food, and Women
Tazria (12:1-13:59): Our Children/God's Children
Metzorah (14:1-15:33): Reclaiming the Torah of Our Lives
Acharei Mot (16:1-18:30): After a Death ... Then What?
Kedoshim (19:1-20:27): Who Shall Be Holy?
Emor (21:1-24:23): Elitism in the Levitical Priesthood
Behar (25:1-26:2): Proclaiming Liberty throughout the Land
Bechukotai (26:3-27:34): Mir Zaynen Do--We Are Here
Bamidbar (1:1-4:20): Beyond Pidyon Ha-ben: Blessings for Giving Life
Naso (4:21-7:89): Inscribing Jealousy on the Bodies of Women
Beha'alotecha (8:1-12:16): The Silencing of Miriam
Shelach-Lecha (13:1-15:41): The Grasshoppers and the Giants
Korach (16:1-18:32): Authority, Status, Power
Chukkat (19:1-22:1): Blood and Water, Death and Life
Balak (22:2-25:9): The End of Abuse
Pinchas (25:10-30:1): Daughters and Inheritance Law
Matot (30:2-32:42): Women Speak Louder Than Words
Masa'ei (33:1-36:13): Boundaries and Limits
Devarim (1:1-3:22): Essence and Transcendence
Va'etchanan (3:23-7:11): "A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey": Sexualizing the Land
Ekev (7:12-11:25): Circumcision, Womb, and Spiritual Intimacy
Re'eh (11:26-16:17): A Time to Tear Down, a Time to Build Up
Shoftim (16:18-21:9): Principles for Feminist Approaches to Torah
Ki Tetzey (21:10-25:19): The Accused Woman
Ki Tavo (26:1-29:8): The Basket Ceremony of Gratitude and Hope
Nitzavim (29:9-30:20): Women and the Covenant
Vayelech (31:1-30): Guardians of the Tradition
Ha'azinu (32:1-52): Understanding the Anger
V'zot Habrachah (33:1-34:12): The Loss of Moses
Epilogue: Looking Backward and Ahead
Bibliography and Suggested Further Reading
About the Contributors
About Jewish Lights
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