Dr. Alyssa Gray reports on the Feminist Commentary of the Babylonian Talmud 2015 SBL session.
"In addition, the panel presentations and discussion raised important questions of method in feminist and gender studies as applied to rabbinic literature, such as: is there a uniquely “feminist” method to analyzing these literatures? (Could there be a feminist analysis of texts that have nothing at all to do with women or gender?) What about broader questions of gender, such as constructions of masculinity in the Mishnah and Bavli?"
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In honor of April 15, here is a Geniza document about taxation in kind via sugarcane. pic.twitter.com/mAcTlmlzBt— Geniza Lab (@mrustow) April 15, 2016