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  • What does Nechama Liebowitz say

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    The Lookstein Center has done a great job sharing the study sheets of scholar Nechama Liebowitz. Check out what is said about this seminal ...

  • Genesis 21 : 9

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    Sarah saw the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham playing. ...

  • What does Nechama Liebowitz say:

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    Use the guiding questions of Nechama Leibowitz to help wrap your head around the story of Hagar and Ishmael and what this tale has to do wit ...

  • From Hodu to Cush

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    Chabad has some easy to find commentaries on their site regarding the Book of Esther. Until the Tagged Tanakh starts pulling in more conten ...

  • Genesis 1 : 24

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    God said, “Let the earth bring forth every kind of living creature: cattle, creeping things, and wild beasts of every kind.” And it was so. ...

  • Esther 1 : 1

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    It happened in the days of Ahasuerus—that Ahasuerus who reigned over a hundred and twenty-seven provinces from India to Nubia. ...

  • Differences Matter

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    Two phenomena in this week’s parasha reinforce scholars’ contention that the Bible was an evolving, growing collection of sacred texts that ...

  • The Lone and Level Sands

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    For a contemporary spin on the story of Exodus through the eyes of Pharaoh, check out A. David Lewis' graphic novel from 2006. Midrash from ...

  • Gender in NJPS

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration miryam ha-neviyah Lemma Miriam the prophetess Critique of social-gender ascription Translations of the Bible ...

  • Beginning with Bet

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    And God said, ‘Let there be light’ וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי־אוֹר וַיְהִי־אוֹר In our daily morning service we have a prayer known as Baruch S ...

  • Gender in NJPS; Translating ’ish

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration tikhbad ha-`avodah `al ha-’anashim Lemma Let heavier work be laid upon the men Critique of social-gender asc ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration ger . . . ve-`asah fesach Lemma a stranger . . . who would offer the passover Critique of social-gender ascr ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration ’elohei ’avi va-’aromemenhu Lemma the God of my father, and I will exalt Him Critique of social-gender ascri ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration lo’-tachmod ’eishet re‘ekha Lemma you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife Critique of social-gender ascript ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration ba-’adam u-va-behemah Lemma upon man and beast Critique of social-gender ascription This rendering as “man”— ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration ki ’elohei ’avi be-‘ezri Lemma The God of my father was my help Critique of social-gender ascription This re ...

  • Remark

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    Then there's The JPS Contemporary Torah (published in 2006) which has this language: "Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to ...

  • Gender in NJPS

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration va-yo’mer ’el ha-‘am . . . ’al-tiggeshu ’el-’ishah Lemma he said to the people, “. . . do not go near a woma ...

  • Divine gender in NJPS

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration mah-shemo Lemma “What is His name?” Critique of social-gender ascription (For gender analysis of the Hebrew ...

  • Gender in NJPS; Translating ’ish

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration techezeh mi-kol ha-‘am ’anshei chayil . . . ’anshei ’emet Lemma seek out from among all the people capable m ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration ’et ha-nogesim ba-`am ve-’et-shoterav Lemma the taskmasters and foremen of the people Critique of social-gen ...

  • Gender in NJPS; Translating ’ish

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration lo’ ra’u ’ish ’et ’achiv, ve-lo’ kamu ’ish mi-tachtav Lemma people could not see one another, and . . . no o ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration YHWH ’ish milchamah YHWH shemo Lemma The Lord, the Warrior— / Lord is His name! Critique of social-gender as ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration va-ya`asu gam hem chartumei mitzrayim . . . ken Lemma and the Egyptian magicians, in turn, did the same Crit ...

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration ’elekha-na’ ve-’ashuvah ’el ’achai Lemma Let me go back to my kinsmen Critique of social-gender ascription B ...