"Observant Married Jewish Women and Sexual Life: An Empirical Study",
, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals , 2009 .
"Jewish Women in Time and Torah",
, 1994 .
The author examines the status of women in halakhah, and offers suggestions to improve that status, especially in the areas of ritual participation and marital rights.
"The Wisdom of Love: Man, Woman and God in Jewish Canonical Literature",
, 2009 , 936.
Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg, a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Institute of Jerusalem, explores the issue of love in classic Jewish sources, pointing out that spiritual and physical love between men and women are important feature of Jewish religious canonical texts. He finds that the Bible, Talmud, Midrash and halakhah devote considerable attention to love, and that much of rabbinic tradition address the issue of love, both spiritual and physical aspects, without inhibition.
"The Voices of Mikvah Observance",
, Lehiyot Isha Yehudiyah [To Be a Jewish Woman], ed. Tova Cohen , 4 , 2007 , 53-78.
Based on interviews with 70 religious women, this article explores the subjective responses of women to their sexuality and their marital relationships, through their observance of the laws of family purity [taharat mishpacha], and shows how women can be empowered by the halakhic autonomy granted to them by the system or may feel oppressed by the Niddah laws. This article is in Hebrew.
"Jewish Women as "Learning Different"",
, Jewish Education Leadership , 6 ,3 , 2008 .
"Review of The Wisdom of Love: Man, Woman and God in Jewish Canonical Literature",
, Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal , 7 ,1 , 2010 , Spring , 1-5.
Prof. Taylor (East Carolina University, Greenville NC) points out the two opponents underlying Rothenberg’s book – the first the puritanical (perhaps Christian) tradition, which regards sex as a sin, and the other modern, perhaps ‘feminist’ readings of canonical texts. While Rothenberg admits that these texts are “written by and for men,” warning that they must not be read anachronistically, he acknowledges that “it is possible, and even desirable to infuse the old sources with new and valid meanings” (p. 186). According to the reviewer, the book addresses “the feminist revolution” in a “cautious and oblique manner.”
"Beth Din of America",
, 2012 .