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ERIC Number: EJ829292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Examining the Role of Gender Studies in the Teaching of Talmudic Literature
Lehman, Marjorie
Journal of Jewish Education, v72 n2 p109-121 Aug 2006
This article examines the application of a recent interpretive trend in the field of gender studies to the study of Talmudic texts as well as its potential role in the teaching of Talmudic literature. It explores what kind of contribution we can make to our students' education in seminaries and Jewish Day schools when we open our texts up to theories of interpretation drawn from the academy. As a theory that views women as "literary devices" rather than as "real" women who convey something about the status of women in antiquity, this method raises the question of what our students stand to gain from this type of feminist inquiry. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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