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Pious and rebellious : Jewish women in Medieval Europe, Avraham Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jonathan Chipman

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Pious and rebellious : Jewish women in Medieval Europe
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Pious and rebellious
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Jewish women in Medieval Europe
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Avraham Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jonathan Chipman
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Grossman, Avraham
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non fiction
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  • Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series
  • Brandeis series on Jewish women
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  • Women in Judaism
  • Jewish women
  • Women
  • Judaism
  • Hasidism
  • Middle Ages
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Pious and rebellious : Jewish women in Medieval Europe, Avraham Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jonathan Chipman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-316) and index
Contents
  • image of the woman : partner or the "other"?.
  • p. 8
  • 1.
  • creation and the superiority of man.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • temptation in the garden of Eden and the superiority of man.
  • p. 13
  • 3.
  • Characteristics of woman and the superiority of man.
  • p. 15
  • 4.
  • Women and sorcery.
  • p. 20
  • 5.
  • "medical inferiority" of women and the superiority of men.
  • p. 23
  • 6.
  • obligation to perform Mitzvot and the superiority of man.
  • p. 25
  • 7.
  • Expressions in praise of women and their perception as "partner".
  • p. 27
  • 8.
  • Between image and reality.
  • p. 31
  • Age at marriage.
  • p. 33
  • 1.
  • Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 34
  • 2.
  • situation in Babylonia in the eighth and ninth centuries.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • situation in non-Jewish society.
  • p. 36
  • 4.
  • situation in Jewish society during the tenth through thirteenth centuries.
  • p. 37
  • 5.
  • Factors causing the large number of childhood marriages.
  • p. 44
  • 6.
  • Results of early marriage.
  • p. 46
  • Engagement, betrothal, and the choice of a marriage partner.
  • p. 49
  • 1.
  • ceremonies and their development.
  • p. 49
  • 2.
  • ban in Ashkenaz against cancelling engagements.
  • p. 51
  • 3.
  • Choice of marriage partner.
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • Consensual marriage in Christian Europe.
  • p. 60
  • 5.
  • institution of matchmaking and its place in Jewish society.
  • p. 64
  • Monogamy and polygamy.
  • p. 68
  • 1.
  • biblical and Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 68
  • 2.
  • situation in Ashkenaz.
  • p. 70
  • 3.
  • Polygamy in Spain.
  • p. 78
  • 4.
  • atmosphere in the polygamous family.
  • p. 88
  • 5.
  • Levirate marriage and bigamy.
  • p. 90
  • Feminine modesty and women's role in supporting the family.
  • p. 102
  • 1.
  • Talmudic tradition.
  • p. 102
  • 2.
  • Modesty in Muslim society.
  • p. 103
  • 3.
  • Modesty in Jewish society in Muslim countries.
  • p. 105
  • 4.
  • "Miqveh rebellion" in Egypt.
  • p. 109
  • 5.
  • situation in Jewish society in Spain.
  • p. 111
  • 6.
  • Feminine modesty and women's work in Christian Europe.
  • p. 114
  • 7.
  • situation in Ashkenazic Jewish society.
  • p. 117
  • 8.
  • Changes in the legal status of women.
  • p. 121
  • Woman as wife and mother and her economic status.
  • p. 123
  • 1.
  • woman within her home.
  • p. 123
  • 2.
  • Prostitution and concubinage.
  • p. 133
  • 3.
  • woman's economic status.
  • p. 147
  • Women's culture and education.
  • p. 154
  • 1.
  • Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 154
  • 2.
  • situation in Muslim society.
  • p. 157
  • 3.
  • situation in Christian society.
  • p. 158
  • 4.
  • stance of the Jewish sages in the Middle Ages.
  • p. 160
  • 5.
  • Learned women.
  • p. 162
  • 6.
  • Education of women in Jewish society.
  • p. 165
  • 7.
  • Girls' education and erudition in Ashkenaz.
  • p. 167
  • 8.
  • situation in Spain.
  • p. 170
  • 9.
  • Education of Jewish women in Italy and Sicily.
  • p. 172
  • role of women in religious life and in family ceremonies.
  • p. 174
  • 1.
  • Biblical and Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 174
  • 2.
  • role of women in religious life in Christian Europe.
  • p. 175
  • 3.
  • performance of time-linked positive commandments.
  • p. 178
  • 4.
  • Women in the synagogue.
  • p. 180
  • 5.
  • Women in the celebration of Passover.
  • p. 188
  • 6.
  • Women circumcisers.
  • p. 190
  • 7.
  • Women as ritual slaughterers.
  • p. 190
  • 8.
  • Fast days and acts of charity by women.
  • p. 192
  • 9.
  • Refraining from eating meat during the season of mourning.
  • p. 193
  • 10.
  • Women as bearers of Halakhic traditions.
  • p. 194
  • 11.
  • role of women in family ceremonies.
  • p. 195
  • Women's role in Jewish martyrdom in Europe in the eleventh to thirteenth centuries.
  • p. 198
  • 1.
  • descriptions of women in chronicles about the pogroms.
  • p. 198
  • 2.
  • historical reliability of the descriptions in the Chronicles.
  • p. 199
  • 3.
  • role of women in Jewish martyrdom according to Christian sources.
  • p. 202
  • 4.
  • "beauty" and "purity" of the women.
  • p. 203
  • 5.
  • Kiddush Hashem and the cultural and social status of the women.
  • p. 204
  • 6.
  • description in the chronicles and the public image.
  • p. 205
  • 7.
  • Between the chronicles of 1096 and Sefer Zekhirah.
  • p. 209
  • Violence toward women.
  • p. 212
  • 1.
  • Talmudic tradition.
  • p. 212
  • 2.
  • situation in Christian and Muslim society.
  • p. 213
  • 3.
  • position of the Babylonian Geonim.
  • p. 215
  • 4.
  • position of the Spanish sages.
  • p. 218
  • 5.
  • Maimonides' position.
  • p. 219
  • 6.
  • situation in France and Italy.
  • p. 223
  • 7.
  • situation in Germany.
  • p. 225
  • 8.
  • Wife beating for "education".
  • p. 228
  • 9.
  • Summary : between theory and reality.
  • p. 230
  • divorcee and the "rebellious wife".
  • p. 231
  • divorcee.
  • p. 231
  • 1.
  • Biblical and Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 231
  • 2.
  • attitude of medieval Jewish sages to divorce.
  • p. 232
  • 3.
  • Grounds for divorce.
  • p. 235
  • "rebellious wife".
  • p. 240
  • 1.
  • change at the beginning of the Geonic period.
  • p. 241
  • 2.
  • retreat from the Taqqanah of Moredet during the twelfth century.
  • p. 242
  • 3.
  • proliferation of divorce in Ashkenaz in the thirteenth century and thereafter.
  • p. 244
  • 4.
  • "Rebellion" of women in Christian society.
  • p. 248
  • 5.
  • Divorce in Spain.
  • p. 249
  • 6.
  • attitude to the divorcee.
  • p. 251
  • widow and the "murderous wife".
  • p. 253
  • 1.
  • large number of widows.
  • p. 253
  • 2.
  • Biblical and Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 254
  • 3.
  • situation in non-Jewish society.
  • p. 255
  • 4.
  • Life expectancy in Europe.
  • p. 256
  • 5.
  • situation in Jewish society : the attitude to the widow's remarriage.
  • p. 257
  • 6.
  • commonness of widowhood and its social significance.
  • p. 259
  • 7.
  • widow's economic rights.
  • p. 259
  • 8.
  • The"murderous wife" (Qatlanit).
  • p. 262
  • Summary : woman's status in historical perspective.
  • p. 273
  • 1.
  • positive changes.
  • p. 273
  • 2.
  • Negative changes.
  • p. 277
  • 3.
  • silencing of creativity.
  • p. 278
  • 4.
  • Between "pious" and "rebellious" women.
  • p. 280
Control code
l10000982788
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 329 p.
Isbn
9781584653929
Lccn
2004003029
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Pious and rebellious : Jewish women in Medieval Europe, Avraham Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jonathan Chipman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-316) and index
Contents
  • image of the woman : partner or the "other"?.
  • p. 8
  • 1.
  • creation and the superiority of man.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • temptation in the garden of Eden and the superiority of man.
  • p. 13
  • 3.
  • Characteristics of woman and the superiority of man.
  • p. 15
  • 4.
  • Women and sorcery.
  • p. 20
  • 5.
  • "medical inferiority" of women and the superiority of men.
  • p. 23
  • 6.
  • obligation to perform Mitzvot and the superiority of man.
  • p. 25
  • 7.
  • Expressions in praise of women and their perception as "partner".
  • p. 27
  • 8.
  • Between image and reality.
  • p. 31
  • Age at marriage.
  • p. 33
  • 1.
  • Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 34
  • 2.
  • situation in Babylonia in the eighth and ninth centuries.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • situation in non-Jewish society.
  • p. 36
  • 4.
  • situation in Jewish society during the tenth through thirteenth centuries.
  • p. 37
  • 5.
  • Factors causing the large number of childhood marriages.
  • p. 44
  • 6.
  • Results of early marriage.
  • p. 46
  • Engagement, betrothal, and the choice of a marriage partner.
  • p. 49
  • 1.
  • ceremonies and their development.
  • p. 49
  • 2.
  • ban in Ashkenaz against cancelling engagements.
  • p. 51
  • 3.
  • Choice of marriage partner.
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • Consensual marriage in Christian Europe.
  • p. 60
  • 5.
  • institution of matchmaking and its place in Jewish society.
  • p. 64
  • Monogamy and polygamy.
  • p. 68
  • 1.
  • biblical and Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 68
  • 2.
  • situation in Ashkenaz.
  • p. 70
  • 3.
  • Polygamy in Spain.
  • p. 78
  • 4.
  • atmosphere in the polygamous family.
  • p. 88
  • 5.
  • Levirate marriage and bigamy.
  • p. 90
  • Feminine modesty and women's role in supporting the family.
  • p. 102
  • 1.
  • Talmudic tradition.
  • p. 102
  • 2.
  • Modesty in Muslim society.
  • p. 103
  • 3.
  • Modesty in Jewish society in Muslim countries.
  • p. 105
  • 4.
  • "Miqveh rebellion" in Egypt.
  • p. 109
  • 5.
  • situation in Jewish society in Spain.
  • p. 111
  • 6.
  • Feminine modesty and women's work in Christian Europe.
  • p. 114
  • 7.
  • situation in Ashkenazic Jewish society.
  • p. 117
  • 8.
  • Changes in the legal status of women.
  • p. 121
  • Woman as wife and mother and her economic status.
  • p. 123
  • 1.
  • woman within her home.
  • p. 123
  • 2.
  • Prostitution and concubinage.
  • p. 133
  • 3.
  • woman's economic status.
  • p. 147
  • Women's culture and education.
  • p. 154
  • 1.
  • Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 154
  • 2.
  • situation in Muslim society.
  • p. 157
  • 3.
  • situation in Christian society.
  • p. 158
  • 4.
  • stance of the Jewish sages in the Middle Ages.
  • p. 160
  • 5.
  • Learned women.
  • p. 162
  • 6.
  • Education of women in Jewish society.
  • p. 165
  • 7.
  • Girls' education and erudition in Ashkenaz.
  • p. 167
  • 8.
  • situation in Spain.
  • p. 170
  • 9.
  • Education of Jewish women in Italy and Sicily.
  • p. 172
  • role of women in religious life and in family ceremonies.
  • p. 174
  • 1.
  • Biblical and Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 174
  • 2.
  • role of women in religious life in Christian Europe.
  • p. 175
  • 3.
  • performance of time-linked positive commandments.
  • p. 178
  • 4.
  • Women in the synagogue.
  • p. 180
  • 5.
  • Women in the celebration of Passover.
  • p. 188
  • 6.
  • Women circumcisers.
  • p. 190
  • 7.
  • Women as ritual slaughterers.
  • p. 190
  • 8.
  • Fast days and acts of charity by women.
  • p. 192
  • 9.
  • Refraining from eating meat during the season of mourning.
  • p. 193
  • 10.
  • Women as bearers of Halakhic traditions.
  • p. 194
  • 11.
  • role of women in family ceremonies.
  • p. 195
  • Women's role in Jewish martyrdom in Europe in the eleventh to thirteenth centuries.
  • p. 198
  • 1.
  • descriptions of women in chronicles about the pogroms.
  • p. 198
  • 2.
  • historical reliability of the descriptions in the Chronicles.
  • p. 199
  • 3.
  • role of women in Jewish martyrdom according to Christian sources.
  • p. 202
  • 4.
  • "beauty" and "purity" of the women.
  • p. 203
  • 5.
  • Kiddush Hashem and the cultural and social status of the women.
  • p. 204
  • 6.
  • description in the chronicles and the public image.
  • p. 205
  • 7.
  • Between the chronicles of 1096 and Sefer Zekhirah.
  • p. 209
  • Violence toward women.
  • p. 212
  • 1.
  • Talmudic tradition.
  • p. 212
  • 2.
  • situation in Christian and Muslim society.
  • p. 213
  • 3.
  • position of the Babylonian Geonim.
  • p. 215
  • 4.
  • position of the Spanish sages.
  • p. 218
  • 5.
  • Maimonides' position.
  • p. 219
  • 6.
  • situation in France and Italy.
  • p. 223
  • 7.
  • situation in Germany.
  • p. 225
  • 8.
  • Wife beating for "education".
  • p. 228
  • 9.
  • Summary : between theory and reality.
  • p. 230
  • divorcee and the "rebellious wife".
  • p. 231
  • divorcee.
  • p. 231
  • 1.
  • Biblical and Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 231
  • 2.
  • attitude of medieval Jewish sages to divorce.
  • p. 232
  • 3.
  • Grounds for divorce.
  • p. 235
  • "rebellious wife".
  • p. 240
  • 1.
  • change at the beginning of the Geonic period.
  • p. 241
  • 2.
  • retreat from the Taqqanah of Moredet during the twelfth century.
  • p. 242
  • 3.
  • proliferation of divorce in Ashkenaz in the thirteenth century and thereafter.
  • p. 244
  • 4.
  • "Rebellion" of women in Christian society.
  • p. 248
  • 5.
  • Divorce in Spain.
  • p. 249
  • 6.
  • attitude to the divorcee.
  • p. 251
  • widow and the "murderous wife".
  • p. 253
  • 1.
  • large number of widows.
  • p. 253
  • 2.
  • Biblical and Talmudic heritage.
  • p. 254
  • 3.
  • situation in non-Jewish society.
  • p. 255
  • 4.
  • Life expectancy in Europe.
  • p. 256
  • 5.
  • situation in Jewish society : the attitude to the widow's remarriage.
  • p. 257
  • 6.
  • commonness of widowhood and its social significance.
  • p. 259
  • 7.
  • widow's economic rights.
  • p. 259
  • 8.
  • The"murderous wife" (Qatlanit).
  • p. 262
  • Summary : woman's status in historical perspective.
  • p. 273
  • 1.
  • positive changes.
  • p. 273
  • 2.
  • Negative changes.
  • p. 277
  • 3.
  • silencing of creativity.
  • p. 278
  • 4.
  • Between "pious" and "rebellious" women.
  • p. 280
Control code
l10000982788
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 329 p.
Isbn
9781584653929
Lccn
2004003029
Other physical details
ill.

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