Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Disturbed $5 Off Fire TV Stick Grocery Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Learn more
In the Image of God: A Feminist Commentary on the Torah and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $54.99
  • Save: $6.73 (12%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
In the Image of God: A Fe... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Prime members get free 2 day shipping, or next day for just 3.99 more!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

In the Image of God: A Feminist Commentary on the Torah Paperback – February 1, 1997

6 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$48.26
$42.86 $6.22

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$48.26 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Judith S. Antonelli is a religious Jew of Italian descent who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has has numerous works published by both Jewish and feminist presses. She was associate editor of The Jewish Advocate newspaper and continues as a contributing writer. She was coeditor of Neshama, a quarterly publication on women's spirituality in Judaism. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Antonelli has degrees in psychology, journalism, and women's studies, as well as many years of expertise in the study of Western religious tradition.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 598 pages
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc. (February 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765799529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765799524
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.5 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,120,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
83%
4 star
17%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 1997
Format: Paperback
Using classical Jewish sources as well as material from history, anthropology, sociology, ancient religion, and feminist theory, Judith Antonelli has examined every woman and issue pertaining to women in the Torah, parshah by parshah. The reader will discover that the Torah is not the root of male supremacy that it os often made out to be. Rather, by looking at the Torah in the context in which it was given - the pagan world of the ancient Near East - it becomes clear that the Torah actually improved the status of women as it existed in the surrounding societies. It refutes the common feminist stereotype that Judaism is inherently a "patriarchal religion". The existence of sexism within Judaism is acknowledged - and challenged - but illustrates they are the result of sociological factors, not "divine law.". For instance, the author asserts that even within Orthodoxy, women should be able to become rabbis, and that denying them such roles is a sociological problem, and not a problem inherent in the Jewish tradition itself.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 13, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book challenges the standard feminist spirituality notion that paganism in the ancient near east was good for women just because it worshipped goddesses. In actuality, ancient Canaanite, Babylonian, and Egyptian religions were very sexually exploitative of women. The Torah reacts against this exploitation and attempts to liberate women, as well as men, from the sexual slavery of pagan rites. This is the author's thesis as she examines every woman, and every issue pertaining to women, in the biblical books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The author does this through the lens of traditional rabbinic commentary and a belief in divine revelation (rather than academic biblical criticism). A truly fascinating, inspirational book, of value to Christians as well as Jews. It is a virtual encyclopedia of women in the Torah from a viewpoint that says the Torah WAS the feminist document of its day and should be seen and utilized as such today. Thus she takes on, at the same time, sexist clergy and antisemitic feminists. Quite a unique approach!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Wow... this really opened my eyes to some new information about the Torah that I was never aware of. I didn't reailze that genital mutilation in ancient Mesopotamia was commonly practiced, and the voluntary giving of gold, copper, and silver from the female Hebrews for the making of the trappings of the first Tabernacle involved giving up the chastity belts they were required to wear in Egypt. So the ornaments in the Tabernacle literally symbolized freedom from sexual oppression and were objects of their liberation. (Torah portion: Vaya'khel) This is stuffed full of ghost-pimple skin raising facts such as these.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
In the Image of God: A Feminist Commentary on the Torah
This item: In the Image of God: A Feminist Commentary on the Torah
Price: $48.26
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: bible, torah