Daily Archives: August 21, 2009

Sacred Books for Women…

H.L. Strack and Gunter Stemberger, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash: Second Edition, trans. and ed. Markus Bockmuehl (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996) 9. The instruction of girls was on the whole rejected (cf. the controversy in Sot 3.4). I actually read … Continue reading

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The Inspiration of Esther: The Rabbis Debate

Moshe Halbertal, People of the Book: Canon, Meaning, and Authority (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997) 150. Another debate concerning the book of Esther is mentioned in Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 7a. I read the debate about the Book of Esther’s inspiration … Continue reading

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