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The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman’s Commentary on the Torah, pb

The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman’s Commentary on the Torah, pb


by Ellen Frankel

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 Hashem, 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.

  • Published in 1997
  • Paperback
  • Approximately 6.1’’ x 9.2’’, 1’’ thick, 384 pages
  • Black and white text
  • An inspiring and thought-provoking study on the voices of women in Jewish texts
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