9780060630379

The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah

  • ISBN 13:

    9780060630379

  • ISBN 10:

    006063037X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/16/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Weaving together Jewish lore, the voices of Jewish foremothers, Yiddish fable, midrash and stories of her own imagining, Ellen Frankel has created in this book a breathtakingly vivid exploration into what the Torah means to women. Here are Miriam, Esther, Dinah, Lilith and many other women of the Torah in dialogue with Jewish daughters, mothers and grandmothers, past and present. Together these voices examine and debate every aspect of a Jewish woman's life -- work, sex, marriage, her connection to God and her place in the Jewish community and in the world. The Five Books of Miriam makes an invaluable contribution to Torah study and adds rich dimension to the ongoing conversation between Jewish women and Jewish tradition.

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