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"Beyond the great divide between 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 offers a paradigm shift. Delving into the Midrashic underpinnings of the struggle for equality and its philosophical ramifications, this book explores how female angst plays a cosmic role in awakening humanity to a crucial process. In the second half of the book, the author addresses some of the thornier issues relating to men and women in Jewish law — including the marriage and divorce structure and public versus private roles — exploring them through the prism of the paradigm built in earlier chapters. Understanding this paradigm sheds light on the entire male/female dynamic and offers insight into navigating this crucial relationship in real life more successfully"--Back cover.

Title Circle, arrow, spiral : exploring gender in Judaism / Miriam Kosman.
Related place Jerusalem (Israel)-place of publication
Publisher Jerusalem, Israel : Nefesh Yehudi
Distributor Brooklyn, NY : Mekor Press, a division of Menucha Publishers, Inc.
Creation Date 2014
Notes Includes bibliographical references in English and Hebrew.
Format xxiii, 376 pages : illustrations
24 cm.
Language English
Copyright Date ©2014
Identifier ISBN9781614653998 (hc.)
ISBN1614653992 (hc.)
System Number 990037809730205171

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