Trampling Holiness

By Ruhama Weiss

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2007

The author analyzes sections of Tractate Eruvin of the Babylonian Talmud, which opens with a guide to intimate, erotic Torah study. In light of the Talmudic discussion, the author asks, can a woman have the same experience with the Torah and the Hebrew language that men do? Can a sage have sex with a woman of flesh and blood? She investigates the relevance of several significant meetings of Rabbi Yehoshua ben Hananiah.

Topic: Gender, Hebrew, Jewish Text, Sexuality

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.643

Page Number(s): 8-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Weiss, Ruhama. Trampling Holiness. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2007: 8-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7184


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