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Eve Levavi Feinstein

Eve Levavi Feinstein holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and is the author of Sexual Pollution in the Hebrew Bible. She works as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay area.

Articles by this author

Menstruation in the Bible

The Bible reflects multiple perspectives on menstruation. Early biblical narrative relates to it straightforwardly as a biological function, while biblical law treats it as a source of ritual impurity, and in several late texts it functions as a metaphor for sin.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Eve Levavi Feinstein." (Viewed on September 24, 2023) <>.


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