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Battered Love: Marriage, Sex, and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets

Battered Love: Marriage, Sex, and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets (Overtures to Biblical Theology)
Author: Renita J. Weems
ISBN: 0800629485

Weems' pioneering study explores the puzzling ways in which the Hebrew prophets' portrayals of divine love, compassion and covenantal commitment became associated with battery, infidelity, and the rape and mutilation of women.


Domestic Abuse And The Jewish Community: Perspectives From The First International Conference

Domestic Abuse And The Jewish Community: Perspectives From The First International Conference
Author: Cindy Enger
ISBN: 0789029707


The Shame Borne in Silence: Spouse Abuse in the Jewish Community

The Shame Borne in Silence: Spouse Abuse in the Jewish Community
Author: Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski
ISBN: 0964850818R

This volume shatters the myth that Jews do not abuse their spouses. A direct address to the problem of spouse abuse in the Jewish community! A leading Rabbi and Psychiatrist, with striking candor, firmness and compassion, reveals what may have been closely kept dark secrets in many Jewish families, and offers urgently needed advice and direction.


Sins of Omission: The Jewish Community's Reaction to Domestic Violence

Sins of Omission: The Jewish Community's Reaction to Domestic Violence
Author: Carol Goodman Kaufman
ISBN: 0813340888

Offers a compelling investigation of the Jewish community's reaction - or nonreaction - to domestic violence. Concerned with the sins of the community more than the sins of the abuser, Goodman Kaufman finds that the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform rabbis and community leaders are not doing enough and are not informed enough to help the abused women in their congregations get the support, protection, and guidance they need. Through her many insightful interviews with survivors of abuse, rabbis, and lay community leaders, the author takes a hard look at the Jewish community, its rules, regulations, and followers, and discovers the ways in which it helps and hinders victims of abuse.


The Women's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions

The Women's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions
Author: Elyse Goldstein, Elyse, Rabbi Goldstein
ISBN: 1580230768

More than 50 women rabbis come together to offer their own inspiring commentaries on the Torah, following the traditional weekly reading. For the first time, women’s unique experiences and perspectives are applied to the entire Five Books of Moses, offering us the first comprehensive commentary by women. This book offers a women’s perspective and a feminist perspective, to inspire all of us in gaining deeper meaning from the Torah.


Women and Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today

Women and Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today
Author: Rachel Biale
ISBN: 0805210490