Contemporary Women’s Midrash
Series: HBI Series on Jewish Women
- ISBN: 9781684580958
- Published By: Brandeis University Press
- Published: June 2022
Dirshuni: Contemporary Women’s Midrash, is the first ever English edition of an historic collection of midrashim composed by Israeli women, long anticipated by multiple American audiences – of synagogues, Rabbinical seminaries, adult learning programs, Jewish educators and scholars of gender and religion. Using the classical forms developed by the ancient rabbis, they express their religious and moral thought and experience through innovative interpretations of Scripture. The women writers, from all denominations and beyond, of all political stripes and ethnic backgrounds, contribute their Torah to fill the missing half of the sacred Jewish bookshelf.
The volume features a comprehensive introduction to Midrash for the uninitiated reader by the distinguished scholar Tamar Kadari and extensive annotation and commentary by Tamar Biala.