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The Secret of Jewish Femininity

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
For women by a woman: The laws of family purity, interwoven with philosophic insights.
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Targum
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May 20, 2007 Chavah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: students of Judaism & women's studies
a conversational overview of the laws of "taharas ha-mishpachah" ("family purity")..

i would consider it helpful to someone who is trying to decide for herself is this is an area of her life that she wishes to be observant (of the halachah) but is not ready to sit and read through several volumes of legal rulings on the matter...

Oriyah Nitkin
I was familiar with the halachot(Jewish laws) in general, so this just kind of provided a summary of the details. Because of my prior knowledge, the stories didn't really speak to me at all. I personally felt that they were unnecessary in my case. But the halacha was certainly presented in a pretty clear and concise manner.

I'm looking forward to the artscroll book on the same topic. For long term reference, it seems to be a better choice. For initial study, though, this one is probably much bet
Elaine Revis
Condescending and blatantly sexist justification of women's continued subjugation, couched in religious "law."
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