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Women, Gender, and Learning


  1. Overview
    1. Overview- Women, Gender, and Learning
  2. Primary sources and presentations
    1. Jewish Heritage Online Magazine- Excerpts of Gluckel of Hameln memoirs
    2. The Letters of Bella Perlhefter, Elisheva Carlebach, Queens College, CUNY, New York, USA.
    3. Ordering Early Modern Marriage, Elisheva Baumgarten, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
    4. Jewish Marriage in Christian Eyes, Yaacov Deutsch, Hebrew University, Israel.
    5. Pinkas Shamash Altona, Elisheva Carlebach, Queens College, CUNY, New York, USA.
    6. Marriage and Networkbuilding, Claudia Ulbrich, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
    7. Unequal Opportunities- The Economic Possibilities Open to Jewish Women in 18th Century Poland-Lithuania, Adam Teller, University of Haifa, Israel.
    8. Jewish Women and Economic Encounters with Christians, Debra Kaplan, Yeshiva University, USA.
    9. “The first duty of nature is to preserve life-” A Jewish Woman’s Plea for Divorce in Late 18th-century Trieste, Lois Dubin, Smith College, USA.
    10. The Role of Marriage and Marital Sexuality in Lurianic Kabbalah, Lawrence Fine, Mount Holyoke College, USA.
  3. Secondary sources
    1. Weissler, Chava. “”For the Human Soul Is the Lamp of the Lord”- The Tkhine For “Laying Wicks” By Sarah Bas Tovim.” Polin 10 (1997)- 40-65. Research Notes- Page 45- Text from the introduction to Sarah bas Tovim’s Tkhine Sha’ar Hayihed Al Olomos (Tkhine of the Gate of Unity Concerning the Aeons) asking women to read her tkhine, care for their houses, and guide their children “in the straight path to God’s service” (Satanov, date unknown) Pages 46-47- Text from an introductory invocation by Sarah bas Tovim in her Tkhine Shloyshe She’orim (Tkhine of Three Gates) (No later than 1732); Pages 47-49- Excerpt from Sarah bas Tovim’s “Moral Reproof for the Women” in her Tkhine Shlyoshe She’orim, in which she sheds light on her life, personality, and religious concerns and convictions; Pages 54, 55- Excerpts from a tkine, or Yiddish supplicatory prayer, in Tkhine Shlyoshe She’orim to be said during, and after, the lighting of candles; Pages 55-56- Excerpt from Sarah bas Tovim’s Tkhine Sha’ar Hayihed Al Olomos asking that the dead “may have a proportion in these lights,” and in return that they pray for the living; Page 58- Excerpt from Tkhine Sha’ar Hayihed Al Olomos further establishing the link between the living and the dead; Pages 60-61- Excerpt from a prayer by Simeon Frankfurt in his Sefer Hahayim to be said by women while measuring graves (published in Amsterdam, 1716 and Kothen, 1717); Page 63- Excerpt from Tkhine Imohes Fun Shofar Blozn (Tkhine of the Matriarchs for the Blowing of the Shofar) by Serl, daughter of Jacob ben Wolf Kranz, asking that the matriarch Sarah plead for mothers that their children not be taken away from them; Page 64- Excerpt from Tkhine Imohes Fun Rosh Hodesh Elul by Serl, daughter of Jacob ben Wolf Kranz, appealing to the matriarch Rachel for “the health and welfare of the family” and recalling the story of Rachel at the grave of her son Joseph; Page 64- Excerpt from Tkhine Imohes by Sarah Rebecca Rachel Leah, the daughter of Yokel Horowitz, praying for the redemption of Israel and recalling the exiled Israelites at the tomb of Rachel.
  4. Secondary sources
    1. Adelman, Howard. “The Educations and Literary Activities of Jewish Women in Italy During the Renaissance and the Catholic Restoration.” In Shlomo Simonsohn Jubilee Volume, 9-23. Tel-Aviv- Tel-Aviv University Press, 1993.
  5. Images
    1. Mahzor (Italian rite; commissioned for woman), Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol (scribe), Italy, 1471, MS 8255, Fol. 5v.

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