Text, Translation & Commentary
A Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud, II / 6
By Shulamit Valler
Distributed by Coronet Books
Tractate Sukkah from the Babylonian Talmud presents a broad spectrum of rabbinical sources from Erez Israel and Babylon that explicitly examine issues relating to women.
Some of these sources were created by sages who lived in Erez Israel in the time of the second temple and after its destruction and were called "Tannaim", and the others were created by sages who lived in Erez Israel and in Babylon from the third until the seventh century and were called "Amoraim". All the sources can be divided into two categories: topics directly connected to women and Sukkot, and matters indirectly associated with women that were incorporated into the sugiot (Talmudic fragments).
Shulamit Valler's commentary to Tractate Sukkah includes an intensive study of all the sources which are connected to women and gender in this Tractate, thus leading to interesting findings regarding reality, conceptions and lifestyle.
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