Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1801
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ner-David , Haviva.
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  • Title: Medieval "Responsa" Literaure on "Niddah": Perpetuations of Notions of "Tumah" [The author argues that medieval Jewish legal authorities accepted folk practices in regard to menstruating women. This broadened the scope of ritually impure activities involving women while at the same time making the menstruating woman the sole source of contamination in the Post-Temple world. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Menstruation: A Cultural History.  Edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  Pages 188 - 199.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Jews Judaism Law Menstruation Responsa Literature Ritual Purity
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Author's Affiliation: Bar Ilan University [doctoral student]
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403939357