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Expanding the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism

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Expanding the Palace of Torah offers a broad philosophical overview of the challenges the women's revolution poses to Orthodox Judaism, and Orthodox Judaism's response to those challenges. Surprisingly, very little work has been done in this area, beyond exploring the leeway for ad hoc solutions to practical problems as they arise on the halakhic plane. Most Jewish feminis ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Brandeis University Press
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Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An amazing, scholarly and well researched book. It is not just about feminism and expanding womens' roles within Orthodox Judiasm. It covers the full gamut of the development of halacha from Talmudic times to the present.
I expected Ms. Ross to be more strident in her objection to the paternalistic leanings of Jewish law. Yet, while presenting more extreme viewpoints, she tries to be very much within the "dalet amot" of Jewish thought.
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