Five Books Of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah by Ellen Frankel

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

byEllen Frankel

Paperback | December 29, 1997

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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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"A stunning combination of scholarship and creative imagination. The voice of Jewish women, silenced for three thousand years, begins to emerge in this book."(Rabbi Harold Kushner)
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Title:Five Books Of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the TorahFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.96 inPublished:December 29, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 13:9780060630379

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Paralleling the Torah's traditional division, each section of a new commentary is divided into a summary of the weekly text reading and includes a response written from the female perspective and told through the voices of biblical women. Reprint.

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"A stunning combination of scholarship and creative imagination. The voice of Jewish women, silenced for three thousand years, begins to emerge in this book."(Rabbi Harold Kushner)