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Sotah by Naomi Ragen

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Written in English


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ISBN 100061007072
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It seems that Old Serpent takes many forms to woo, tempt and delve into human lives. Sotah is Hebrew for adulteress. The author is able to put into words the emotion that is involved in the temptation of being with a man who is not the husband. This book was hard to put down/5(). Sotah (beginning in Talmudic literature) is the term for a woman suspected of adultery, who must undergo an ordeal that will establish her guilt or innocence. Numbers –31 describes in detail the ritual, which a priest performs in the Tabernacle to determine whether a woman whose husband suspects her of adultery is indeed guilty. “The pleasures of Ragen’s book arise from thought-provoking comparisons of Israeli Orthodox and American Jewish life.” Publishers Weekly “Richness of faith and family lovingly evoked, with the other side–religious and cultural intolerance–equally given its due.” Kirkus “Sotah is a . Sotah Naomi Ragen, Author Crown Publishers $22 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book. Ragen's second novel (after Jephte's Daughter) .

  Buy a cheap copy of Sotah book by Naomi Ragen. Looks nearly new, First Edition measuring 6 1/4 by 9 1/4 by 1 1/4 thick hardcover with deckle edged pages. Larger than average print. Book is tan with red Free shipping over $/5(5).   1) The Sotah was a woman accused of adultery who had to go through a purifying ritual to prove her innocence, or ascertain her guilt. Read Numbers 5, How do the events in Sotah parallel the biblical ritual? What is Dina Reich guilty of? Does she reach purification, or teshuva? 2) Female family relationships are very important in Sotah/5(18). Naomi Ragen is an American-born novelist, playwright and journalist who has lived in Jerusalem since She has published eleven internationally best-selling novels, and is the author of a hit play (Women's Minyan) that has been performed more than times in Israel's National Theatre as well as in the United States and has written for the Jerusalem Post and other. Sotah - Chapter One Sotah - Chapter Two Sotah - Chapter Three Sotah - Chapter Four Browse Book. Mishneh Torah» Translated by Eliyahu Touger. Buy Book. Featuring a modern English translation and a commentary that presents a digest of the centuries of Torah scholarship which have been devoted to the study of the Mishneh Torah by Maimonides.

The sotah ritual (Numbers ), in which a man suspects his wife of adultery and subjects her to an ordeal, has been notoriously difficult for contemporary readers, especially from a feminist perspective. The unequal application of the ritual to women and not men, the lack of due process, the physical and emotional humiliation — all of these combine to make this passage a challenging. The Sotah in the Bible. The sotah is discussed at length in the Book of Numbers. If a man’s wife went astray [from the path of modesty], and [her husband suspected her of] being unfaithful to him She was secluded [with the suspected adulterer] and there was no witness [that observed intimate behavior]Author: Yehuda Altein. Love-conquers-all genre takes on deep philosophical questions as Ragen (Jephte's Daughter, ) continues her exploration of orthodox Jewish life in this story of a woman accused of adultery- -the sotah. The setting is the ultraorthodox milieu of Jerusalem, where the men study the Torah in yeshivas while their wives bear numerous children, clean and cook, and find outside work to supplement Author: Naomi Ragen. Sotah. [Naomi Ragen] -- While living in Jerusalem, a young and striking woman is accused of adultery and banished from the country, and must find a way to reclaim her .