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Reading Ruth: Contemporary Women Reclaim a Sacred Story Paperback – February 6, 1996
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Sandra Collins, SLIS, Univ. of Pittsburgh
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It begins with the Hebrew text of Ruth, plus the JPS translation, followed by a commentary on selected verses by Ruth Sohn, which sometimes focuses on midrash or spiritual implications of the verse
Next is the heart of the book, 7 sections, each anchored to a single verse. Some are familiar ("For whereever you will go, I will go ....") And others puzzling ("A son is born to Naomi" --- when the son was actually born to Ruth). For each, there are 2-4 essays that deal, in some way, with that verse.
These vary widely; there is no set of controlling parameters for this book. Aviva Zornberg is quite traditional, delving into midrash in a wide ranging attempt to fundamentally characterize the actions of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. Rebecca Albert is utterly radical, presenting lesbian readings on the relationship of Ruth and Naomi and uses of the story ("less plausible midrashim have been accepted throughout the ages" she notes). Vanessa Ochs expresses her disappointment that Ruth seems to be almost erased: "Is this the Book of Ruth or is it the Book of Naomi?" Looking at the end, she decides it's neither --- the genealogy seems to obliterate all the women. Nehama Aschkenasy has a careful look at how women use language to create a form of power.Read more ›
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Great book, well written, informative and inspiring. The diversity of points of view adds rich perspective to the Book of Ruth.Published on May 30, 2013 by William W. Kates M.D.
I had to buy it for a cousin in Germany, so sight unseen (except for what the seller said), bought it and shipped it to her w/o looking at it. Read morePublished on July 16, 2010 by hallimos