Tradition and Equality in Jewish Marriage: Beyond the Sanctification of Subordination

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März 2012



Provides an exploration of Jewish marriage and its alternatives in traditional Jewish texts from a feminist perspective. This book shows how the marriage is an acquisition and contextualises the gender hierarchy of marriage within the rabbinic exclusion of women from Torah study.


Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. Locating Gendered Marriage Within Rabbinic Culture; 2. Elements of Acquisition; 3. The Rebellious Woman and Medieval developments; 4. Can There Be Rape In Rabbinic Marriage?; 5. Conditional Marriage; 6. Quasi-Marriage (Derekh Kiddushin); Appendix; Bibliography; Index.


Melanie Landau is Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University, Australia. She is Co-Director of a consortium of Interreligious Dialogue and Studies at Monash University, Australia, and is in the Diaspora Committee of the Jewish Law Association. She has received the Brandeis-Hadassah Junior Research Award for research in Judaism and Gender. She has also acted as a marriage consultant with both couples and women before marriage.
EAN: 9781441138064
ISBN: 1441138064
Untertitel: 'Continuum Studies in Jewish Th'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2012
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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