Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia


Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University, California. Her first book, Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender (2000), won the Salo Baron Price for a best first book in Jewish Studies of that year. She has written a number of articles on various aspects of gender in rabbinic literature. Currently, she is working on two projects: one, a book about rabbinic ideas of life in the Diaspora, focusing on the eruv, and another on sexual identity and gender in Jewish law.

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