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By Miriam Kosman

Are women and men equivalent in Judaism? Is equality even a Jewish aim? If it's not, how will we reconcile a simply G-d with inequality?
In a society during which it really is not transparent who brings domestic the dough and who bakes it, who adjustments the child and who alterations the tires, what does it rather suggest to be male or woman? may still gender make any distinction in our existence, or should still all of us do just what we're strong at and overlook labels? those are burning questions in a society the place norms are altering at a quick clip.

Beyond the good divide among the "men-and-women-are-equal-but-different" camp, and the "Judaism-is-patriarchal-and-must-change" camp, Circle, Arrow, Spiral: Exploring Gender in Judaism bargains a paradigm shift. Delving into the Midrashic underpinnings of the fight for equality and its philosophical ramifications, this ebook explores how lady angst performs a cosmic function in awakening humanity to a vital process.

In the second one half the ebook, the writer addresses a number of the thornier matters when it comes to women and men in Jewish legislations - together with the wedding and divorce constitution and public as opposed to deepest roles - exploring them throughout the prism of the paradigm inbuilt previous chapters. realizing this paradigm sheds gentle at the complete male/female dynamic and provides perception into navigating this important courting in actual lifestyles extra successfully.

This groundbreaking publication peels away layers of diatribe and illuminates the facility of the feminine strength in heritage, in society, and in our inner most relationships. It exhibits how the complete universe is split alongside the fault line among female and male and all of lifestyles is an everlasting dance among those forces. it's a e-book approximately who we're as humans, as women and men - and as Jews.

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