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Expanding the Palace of Torah
Orthodoxy and Feminism
Tamar Ross

Brandeis University Press



Contents

• PART I: THE FIRST STAGE: ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROBLEM
• Feminism and the Halakhic Tradition
• Sources of Discontent and the Conservative REsponse
• PART II: THE SECOND STATE: WORKING WITHIN THE SYSTEM
• Exploring Halakhic Malleability and Its Limits
• The Meta-Halakhic Solutions of Modern Orthodoxy
• Does Positivism Work?
• PART III: THE THIRD STAGE: REVAMPING THE SYSTEM
• Sociological and Historical Revisionism
• Evaluating Revisionism
• Halakhic Poractivism
• PART IV: BEYOND THE THIRD STAGE: EXPANDING THE PALACE OF TORAH
• Halakha Contextualized: Nonfoundationalism and the Role of Interpretive Traditions
• The Word of God Contextualized: Successive Hearings and the Decree of History
• Some Theological Remarks for the More Philosophically Inclined
• PART V: EPILOGUE
• Visions for the Future

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