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In the Image of God : A Feminist Commentary on the Torch

Baker & Taylor

In the Image of God : A Feminist Commentary on the Torch

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In the Image of God: A Feminist Commentary on the Torah is a unique blend of traditional Judaism and radical feminism.
Using classical Jewish sources as well as supplementary material from history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, ancient religion, and feminist theory, Judith Antonelli has examined in detail every woman and every issue pertaining to women in the Torah, parshah by parshah.
The reader will discover in these pages that the Torah is not the root of misogyny, sexism, or male supremacy. Rather, by looking at the Torah in the context in which it was given - the pagan world of the ancient Near East - it becomes clear that far from oppressing women, the Torah actually improved the status of women as it existed in the surrounding societies.
Not only does this book refute the common feminist stereotype that Judaism is a "patriarchal religion" but it also refutes the sexism found in Judaism by exposing it as sociological rather than "divine law."