cover image Woman and the Study of Torah

Woman and the Study of Torah

. Ktav Publishing House, $24.95 (148pp) ISBN 978-0-88125-690-1

To what extent should Orthodox Jewish women be required or permitted to study the Torah? In Women and the Study of Torah, essayist Naomi G. Cohen advocates the full religious education of Jewish girls, and contributors Arthur Silver, Warren Zev Harvey and Mayer Twersky follow suit. The essays trace the issue of women's learning through Jewish history and rabbinic tradition. The second half of the book presents the opinions of educators who are in the trenches of Orthodox shuls and seminaries, educating women of all ages. Their insights into the development of Jewish women's education are truly fascinating. ( July)