Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 February 1989

264 Pages | 9 halftones

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195054675

Bookseller Code (04)


The Jewish Family

Metaphor and Memory

Edited by David Kraemer

This collection of essays--many previously unpublished--by thirteen leading scholars explores the Jewish family both in its historical reality and as it has been perceived and imagined by Jews over the centuries. Revealing the Jewish family to be a variegated, rich, and complicated institution that has adapted and responded to the many different cultures in which Jews have made their homes, the essays examine such topics as Jewish marriage in rabbinic, medieval, and modern times; childhood and adolescence in Judaism and the role of the mother as ethical instructor; and the Jewish family in the community. Contributors include Robert Alter, Mordecai Freidman, Paula Hyman, and Moishe Idel.


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