Women in Rabbinic Literature

The rabbis of the Talmud designated specific female roles and activities, and were wary of women's nature, but they also tempered biblical laws that caused hardships for women.

Faithfully Feminist

The words “religious feminist” seem like an oxymoron. How can someone be both? The three main Western religions, Judaism, Christianity ...

Ketubot 72

Who is defined as a loud woman?

Regina Jonas

How one of the first female rabbis was almost forgotten.

From the Academy: Judith Hauptman

In this week’s installment of “From the Academy,â€? Dr. Judith Hauptman, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture ...

Medieval Jewish Attitudes Toward Women

In the Middle Ages, a Jewish woman's social well-being was considered important, but her life was strictly guided by Jewish law.

Witches & Witchcraft

Throughout much of Jewish history, witchcraft has been viewed as a vice that virtually every woman will indulge in.