"The Widow's Rights in Jewish and Israeli Law",
, Jewish Law Annual , V , 1985 , 44-53.
The author discusses the disadvantages and provisions that a widow has in Jewish law. He also discusses the laws relating to maintenance of widows encoded in the Israeli law and compares them to Rabbinic law.
"Review of Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism",
, Midwest Jewish Studies Association - Shofar Book Reviews , 2010 , 1-3.
This review of Weisberg’s book commends her thorough research, while faulting her for an over-simplistic sociological model in her feminist analysis. According to the reviewer, she presents “the Bible as working with an extended-family model, whereas the rabbis advocate a nuclear-family model.” The reviewers (Farber, Graduate Division of Religion, and Broyde, professor of law, both at Emory University) claim that she ignores the enormous historical and sociological transformation from biblical Ancient Israel to the post-exilic lives of the Jewish family life in the rabbinic period and beyond, with the transition from a largely rural family-farm based culture to an urban one.
"Letter in Response to R. Lokshin in the Matter of the Applicability of Yibbum",
, NA , 2007 ,May .
Dr. Koren clarifies some potentially misleading statements that are in Prof.. Lokshin's article "Levirate Marriage: The Limits of the Law," cited on this page.
"Levirate Marriage: The Limits of the Law,",
, JOFA Journal , 6 ,4 , 2007 , 18-19.
This article discusses the laws of yibbum and the ways in which these laws were interpreted by the Rabbis to limit the number of Levirate marriages.
"Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism",
, 2009 .
Dvora Weisberg, a professor of Rabbinics at HUC-JIR, engages in a careful reading of the laws of yibum (levirate marriage, the obligation to marry the childless widow on one’s brother) and halitza (the ritual releasing the parties from such obligation). From a careful reading of the biblical text (Gen. 38, Deut. 25:5-10, and Ruth), to an analysis of the sources in the Talmud and responsa, the author presents the rabbinic view of family and kinship structures, and principles of inheritance. Weisberg also engages in a cross-cultural perspective, showing how different societies have practiced levirate marriage throughout the world.Click here to purchase this item.