The role of women in Judaism has become a subject of intense interest -
and distortion - in recent years. Many people pontificate about what
the Talmud and the Rabbis say on the subject, and back their often
misguided claims with quotes that are either misinterpreted or wrenched
from their context.
Indeed, what does the Talmud say? And what is
the true meaning of its sometimes allegorical, always succinct
comments? These are the questions that Rabbi Doctor Aaron Glatt undertakes to answer in this anthology.
collects a full range of the Talmud's halachic and aggadic statements
about women in the Sedarim (Orders) of Zeraim and Moed, but that is not
This volume contains not only simply translations, but also
full detailed explanations of the passages, drawn from centuries of
Talmudic and Rabbinic literature. Often, the author leavens his
anthologized commentary with his own original and enlightening
The sum total is a book that will educate and
fascinate. Most importantly, it presents Judaism's true perspective on
the lofty and respected role of women in Judaism.
Union is proud to present this work, which will be a milestone, a major
contribution to understanding of Torah, Talmud, and Halachah.
About the Author
Rabbi Aaron Glatt, M.D.
is Associate Dean and full Professor of Medicine at New York Medical
College, and Chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Vincent Catholic
Medical Centers (Brooklyn/ Queens Division). A graduate of Columbia
University College of Physicians and Surgeons (NY), he has published
hundreds of medical articles, book chapters, and research papers, and is
an internationally renowned lecturer on medicine and medical ethics.
He received rabbinic ordaination from HaRav Avrohom Wosner, shlita, and
is a Talmudic scholar of note. For two cycles he has taught Daf Yomi,
and he regularly gives Gemara, Chumash, and Halachah shiurim. He serves
as assistant rabbi at Cong. Anshei Chesed (South Shore) and as a Magid
Shiur at the Young Israel of Woodmere. His decades of teaching and
personal study are the foundation of this welcome and needed book.