Engendering Judaism: An Inclusive Theology and Ethics

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General Index
Abbahu (rabbi), 185
abhorrence (toevah), 127, 131
Abigail, consent of, 171
Abraham (patriarch), 152
acquisition (kinyan), 174, 175-77, 195-97
Adam (adam), creation of, 117-18,120, 121-22, 183, 184-86
Adler, Elaine J., 156, 159
Adonai, gender-free translations of, 97 adultery, 72,129, 134, 156, 159, 160,162, 163, 171, 177, 200
age, ceremonies commemorating, 69
Aḥa b. Yaakov (rabbi), 162
Akiba (rabbi), 7-8, 9, 134
almanah (widow), 149
Alter, Robert, 105
Amidah (prayer), 64, 70
Amoraim, 91
Amram (rabbi), 222n.33
annuciation scnes, 105
antinomianism, 46
antistructures, 84
Anzaldua, Gloria, 50-51
arayot, 128-29, 132
aretology (rabbi hero-tales), 2, 3-4, 7-11, 12-16
Aristotle, 230-31n.120
ariyot ("nakedness"), 177
asceticism, 110
Austin, J.L., 78-79, 97
ba'al (owner, master), 161, 165, 171, 176, 190
ba'al isha (master of a woman), 171
Babata (Babatha)archive documents, 178, 179
Babel, tower of, 23
Babylonian Talmud (BT): Megillah 31b, 17
Bal, Mieke, 148
Band, Arnold, 17
Barekhu, 80
Barukh ata Adonai Eloheynu melekh ha- olam, 91
bastardy (mamazerim), xvii, 200, 202
bat kol (divine echo), 211
bat mitzvah ceremonies, 62
beit midrash, as homosocial milieu, 6-7, 9- 10, 12, 15-16, 67
Benhabib, Seyla, 38, 42-43
Benjamin, Jessica, 5, 113, 115-16, 138
berakhot (blessings), 61, 79, 90-91, 97, 149- 50, 182, 196, 209
Berger Peter, 36
Berkovits, Eliezer, 31, 225n.22, 226n.33-35, 258n.101
bestiality, 127, 129
Biale, David, 8
Biale, Rachel, 229n.93
binyan adei ad, 183-84, 187-88
birkat hatanim (bridal blessings), 180
Birnbaum, Philip, 183, 184
birth control, use of, 241n.32
blessings (berakhot), 61, 79, 90-91,97, 149- 50, 182, 196, 209
Blumenthal, David, 157
Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Kundera), 14
boundaries: creation of, 114-19; dissolution of, 137-38; violations of, 125-33
Boyarin, Daniel, 140
bride price (mohar), 170, 175
bridge, metaphor of, 35-36, 37-38
b'rit. See covenat
b'rit ahuvim, 169-98; dissolution of, 198- 99; sample, 214-217
b'rit bat ceremonies, 69
Bronstein, Miriam, 238n.143
Brooten, Bernadette, 67
Buber, Martin, 236n.99, 241n.30
Cairo Geniza documents, 129, 179, 252n.23
caring, ethics of, 44
celibacy, 8
childbirth, 68, 123, 124
child molestation, 128, 129-30
Choderow, Nancy, 50
Christ, Carol, 49
Christianity, as law-transcending, 44-45
collective memory (zikaron),1, 22
comedy, 2, 19. See laso laughter
communitas, 84
concubinage (pilgshut), 129, 204-5
Conservative Judaism, women rabbis in, xviii, 62
consummation (nissuin), 171, 177
contextuality, centrality of, 38-39, 52
continuing revelation, doctrine of, 31
contracts, 156-57

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