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What roles did women play in the Bible? How does this fit in with a modern view of women?
The idea that human beings are created in God's image is the essential starting point for the notion of human dignity. The first articulation of this principle in Jewish literature makes it very clear that this intrinsic dignity is shared equally by women and men.
In the Torah's description of the revelation at Sinai -- the defining moment within the Jewish tradition -- women are excluded. How do we reconcile our identity as a women with our identity as a Jew?
A text study complete with guiding questions and homework questions relating to texts that deal with workers and work in Jewish studies
A sampling of texts from Torah and Talmud demonstrating Jewish tradition's support for Worker's Rights
Brandeis Hillel Shmuly Yanklowitz November 2nd, 2008 Cheshvan 4, 5769
Principles of Wages and Fair Treatment
Dr. David I. Bernstein, Ph.D, Dean - Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Uri L'Tzedek Beit Midrash, New York, NY February 17, 2010/ eve of 4 Adar 5770
Yetziat Mitzrayim: The Encounter with the Other and the Importance of Relationships in Torah Social Justice
The Biblical and Rabbinic Moral Constructions of the Other as Family, Enemy, Stranger, Self, and G-d. Shmuly Yanklowitz,Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, March 28, 2009
For campers at Camp Ramah Darom