Judendomens feminina kärna. Strukturella omvändningar och deras betydelse för skapandet av det rabbinska systemet

  • Jacob Neusner University of South Florida
Keywords: Gender, Women, Jewish, Femininity of God, Feminist theology, Feminist theory, God and human beings, Rabbinic literature, Torah, Talmud

Abstract

Rabbinic Judaism is often described as an exclusively male-dominated and patriarchal religious system. However, the structure of the core of this patriarchal religious system is deeply feminine, with a strong relational dimension. Torah studies, which only men had access to, are secondary in character: a life lead according to the commandments is necessary but not enough. God does not force humankind to subordination, but he gives answers to voluntary gifts. Man gives voluntarily, God answers voluntarily. The right relation to God is not forced, determined or manipulative, but it builds on reciprocity and response.
Section
Articles
Published
Jan 1, 1993
How to Cite
Neusner, J. (1993). Judendomens feminina kärna. Strukturella omvändningar och deras betydelse för skapandet av det rabbinska systemet. Nordisk Judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, 14(1), 45-57. https://doi.org/10.30752/nj.69497