Daughters of the King: Women and the Synagogue by Susan Grossman, Rivka Haut

By Susan Grossman, Rivka Haut

Daughters of the King explains women’s involvement in and round the synagogue from its antecedents within the biblical interval to modern occasions. The position of girls within the synagogue is a such a lot well timed yet most likely divisive factor. Grossman and Haut have established the old range of women’s roles in Judaism, to checklist first-person bills of the leading edge practices now being brought for and through girls through the Jewish neighborhood, and to think about how those new realities can assist to form the non secular lifetime of Jewish girls sooner or later. The participants characterize an interdisciplinary method of the topic, drawing from background, anthropology, sociology, medieval stories, women’s experiences, Jewish legislations, the Bible, the Talmud, and rabbinic suggestion. The publication could be of curiosity to put reader and pupil alike, to Jews and Christians, feminists, synagogue leaders, and clergy.

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However, it is not clear whether the dances were part of the official cultic ceremony or just part of a general popular celebration of those who attended. , I Sam. 18: 6-7). In addition. the Bible records that there were female leaders of such celebrations, although not at Shiloh. Deborah (Judg. b's daughter (Judg. 11 :34) lead, on separate occasions, songs and dances of thanksgiving after victories. 19 There has been much debate as to the role of the women who gathered at the Tent of Meeting (1 Sam.

It was well known that young women danced at the annual "feast of the Lord" at Shiloh (Judg. 21 : 1923). However, it is not clear whether the dances were part of the official cultic ceremony or just part of a general popular celebration of those who attended. , I Sam. 18: 6-7). In addition. the Bible records that there were female leaders of such celebrations, although not at Shiloh. Deborah (Judg. b's daughter (Judg. 11 :34) lead, on separate occasions, songs and dances of thanksgiving after victories.

The majority willfind that celledinO material about women, often from scattered sources, provides an invaluable resource for a fuller understandino of the development of Jewish history, literature. and practice, and our relationship to it. , the Herodian Temple in Jerusalem stood as the official center of Jewish ritual and worship. Yet, ironically, its influence over popular Jewish practice and imagination may have been strongest only after its destruction. l The idea that the Temple and its laws could exert influence over Jewish practice outside its physical, or temporal, boundaries began generations before its destruction, in the democratizing efforts of the Pharisees.

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