The Female Ruse: Women’s Subversive Voices in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts
IntroductionIn this issue of the Journal of Textual Reasoning, Rachel Adelman has brought together a fine selection of deeply considered articles which use specific, focused moments in the narratives of Jewish sacred texts to ply at broader and universally relevant questions about the texts’ outlookS and implications. Adelman, Cohn, and Labovitz’s offerings come to us by way of a panel at this year’s Association for Jewish Studies conference entitled “The Female Ruse: Women’s Subversive Voice in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts.” Admiel Kosman’s paper is based on a section of his book The Women’s Tractate. (Jerusalem, 2007).
Rebecca J. Epstein-Levi
From Veils to Goatskins: The Female Ruse in Genesis
Rabbis and “Guerrilla Girls”: Thematizing the Female (Counter) Voice in the Rabbinic Legal System