Naomi Graetz

Naomi Graetz teaches English at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and has written many articles about women and metaphor in the Bible and Midrash from a feminist perspective. She is the author of Silence is Deadly: Judaism Confronts Wifebeating, S/He Created Them: Feminist Retellings of Biblical Stories, a mystery novel, The Rabbi’s Wife Plays at Murder, and Unlocking the Garden: A Feminist Jewish Look at the Bible, Midrash and God.

Articles by this author

Wifebeating in Jewish Tradition

Wifebeating is found in all cultures, because women’s status is usually lower than men’s and wives are expected to perform specific tasks to serve their husbands.

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