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Daughters of the King
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Daughters of the King explores women's involvement in and around the synagogue from its antecedents in the bibical period to contemporary times. The contributors to the book, including Susan Grossman, Rivka Haut, Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Judith Hauptman, Paula Hyman, and others, represent an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, drawing from history, anthropology, sociology, women's studies, Jewish law, the Bible, and rabbinic thought.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. 10-13
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. 14-17
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  1. NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. ABBREVIATIONS
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. PREFACE: DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
  2. pp. 22-31
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  1. INTRODUCTION: WOMEN AND THE SYNAGOGUE
  2. pp. 3-11
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  1. One: HISTORY
  2. pp. 13-14
  1. WOMEN AND THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE
  2. pp. 15-37
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  1. WOMEN AND THE ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE
  2. pp. 39-49
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  1. WOMEN AND THE SYNAGOGUE IN MEDIEVAL CAIRO
  2. pp. 51-57
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  1. WOMEN'S VOICES, WOMEN'S PRAYERS: WOMEN IN THE EUROPEAN SYNAGOGUES OF THE MIDDLE AGES
  2. pp. 59-71
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  1. TEḤINES: A BRIEF SURVEY OF WOMEN'S PRAYERS
  2. pp. 73-83
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  1. Two: HALAKHAH
  2. pp. 85-87
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  1. ARE WOMEN OBLIGATED TO PRAY?
  2. pp. 89-101
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  1. PURITY AND PIETY: THE SEPARATION OF MENSTRUANTS FROM THE SANCTA
  2. pp. 103-115
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  1. MEḤITZAH: HALAKHIC DECISIONS AND POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES
  2. pp. 117-134
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  1. WOMEN'S PRAYER GROUPS AND THE ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE
  2. pp. 135-157
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  1. WOMEN AND THE CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE
  2. pp. 159-181
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  1. LANGUAGE AND LITURGY
  2. pp. 183-202
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  1. Three: CONTEMPORARY REALITIES
  2. pp. 203-204
  1. THE SYNAGOGUE AS A SACRED SPACE FOR THE ELDERLY ORIENTAL WOMEN OF JERUSALEM
  2. pp. 205-216
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  1. FROM PERSIA TO NEW YORK: AN INTERVIEW WITH THREE GENERATIONS OF IRANIAN WOMEN
  2. pp. 217-225
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  1. THE IMPACT OF THE JEWISH WOMEN'S MOVEMENT ON THE AMERICAN SYNAGOGUE: 1972-1985
  2. pp. 227-236
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  1. PERSONAL VIGNETTES
  2. pp. 237-296
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  1. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: CONCLUSIONS
  2. pp. 297-305
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  1. GLOSSARY
  2. pp. 307-312
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 313-316
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  1. KEY SOURCES
  2. pp. 317-319
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 321-340
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