When Beruriah Met Aisha

Textual Intersections & Interactions among Jewish and Muslim Women Engaged with Religious Law

Authors

  • Shari Golberg University of Toronto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v39i1.006

Keywords:

halacha, fiqh, women and Islam, women and Judaism

Abstract

My dissertation attends to the complex and very fraught relationship that women have with their sacred scriptures by examining overlapping conceptions of religious law and legal reform among Jewish and Muslim women who actively study and interpret traditional texts. My project hopes to address what it is that animates Muslim and Jewish women’s interests in textual studies and how close engagement with religious legal texts might contribute to their development as particularized religious subjects.

References

Adler, Rachel 1998 Engendering Judaism An Inclusive Theology and Ethics. Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society.

Kymlicka, Will 1995 Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Mitnick, Eric J. 2006 Rights, Groups, and Self-Invention: Group-differentiated Rights in Liberal Theory. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.

Published

2010-04-28

How to Cite

Golberg, S. (2010). When Beruriah Met Aisha: Textual Intersections & Interactions among Jewish and Muslim Women Engaged with Religious Law. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 39(1), 22–24. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v39i1.006

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