Silence is Deadly: Judaism Confronts Wifebeating

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The topic of battered women in the Jewish tradition has just begun to be properly explored. The purpose of this book is to present the attitudes on wifebeating that can be found in Jewish tests. As Naomi Graetz shows, rabbinic responses to wifebeating in the Jewish community are not monolithic
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJason Aronson
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9780765760135, 0765760134
StatePublished - Sep 1998


  • Women in Judaism
  • Wife abuse (Jewish law)
  • Jewish women
  • Married women (Jewish law)


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