Blumberg traces her own path from a childhood immersed in Hebrew and classical Judaic texts as well as Anglo-American novels and biographies, to a womanhood where the two literatures suddenly represent mutually exclusive possibilities for life.
Hurray for scholarly Jewish women’s conferences! It was just such a conference that responded to some troubling aspects of the findings that Betty Friedan presented in her 1963 groundbreaking book, The Feminine Mystique.
“This is not just a Torah commentary for women,” says Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, “it is a Torah commentary for everyone. And it is not ‘Torah Lite.