Responsa on Contemporary Jewish Women's Issues

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 223 pages
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No one interested in Jewish women's issues or contemporary Halakhah can afford to forgo this book. For the first time, twenty-four modern responsa have been translated from the Hebrew, including four never before published. From mehitzah in the synagogue to the blessing recited by men, shelo asani ishah "who has not made me a woman, " from women's prayer groups to hair covering, and from Talmud study to limiting family size, Responsa on Contemporary Jewish Women's Issues written by Rabbi Yehuda Henkin treats current and controversial topics with authority and erudition, forcefulness and grace.
  

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Contents

Shelo Asani Ishah
21
Talit for Women
32
Can a Man Lead Womens Zimurii I
40
Women and Birkat haGomel
53
Kevod Tzibur Womens Megillah Readings
61
Womens Immersion Before Yom Kippur
77
Women and Sheva Berachot
88
Mechitzah in the Synagogue and Whether
99
More on Womens Hair Covering
148
Seating Men and Women at Weddings
156
Unintentional Tevilah in the Ocean
171
Nursing and Birth Control
177
Differences in Minhagim Between
190
May Women Go Out?
196
Chapter Sources
211
Index of Sources
218

Torah Law
110
Womens Hair Covering
131

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