Yael Levine

Yael Levine holds a Ph.D. from the Talmud Department of Bar-Ilan University. She is engaged in independent research and has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, focusing on issues related to women and Judaism. She is the author of the Seder companion Midreshei Bitya bat Pharaoh (2004). She has also composed various prayers, among them Tehinnat ha-nashim le-vinyan ha-mikdash (The Supplication of the Mothers for the Rebuilding of the Temple), Tehinnah la-ishah kodem talmud Torah (Prayer for a Woman Prior to Torah Study) and Tefillah al benot Yisra’el she-nirtzehu bi-yedei benei zugan (Prayer on Jewish women who have been murdered by their spouses).

Articles by this author

Ishah Hashuvah (Woman of Distinction)

The Hebrew term ishah hashuvah appears in seven Talmudic discoursesugyot (Talmudic discourses) in the The discussions and elaborations by the amora'im of Babylon on the Mishnah between early 3rd and late 5th c. C.E.; it is the foundation of Jewish Law and has halakhic supremacy over the Jerusalem Talmud.Babylonian Talmud but never appears in the The interpretations and elaborations of the Mishnah by the amora'im in the academies of Erez Israel. Editing completed c. 500 C.E.Jerusalem Talmud. The term is not defined, though in a few instances its meaning is evident from the context.

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