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  • Ross
    Tamar
    "Can the Female Voice Contribute to Halakhic Discourse? Kol b'Isha Erva as Test Case",
    Ross
    Tamar
    , 2007 .
    Synopsis:

    In recent years, women have published several studies that take a feminist perspective on the development of halakhic issues. While these studies appear under the guise of academic objectivity, it is also clear that they strive, by means of legal or historic analysis, to influence the nature of p'sak regarding concrete areas of concern to women. Examining issues relating to kol isha, this session will demonstrate the potential of feminist insight and women's voices in a broader metaphoric sense to enhance or supplement current halakhic considerations in a manner that is more oblique yet at the same time more profound in its implications for women's status in halakha at large.