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Jewish women in time and Torah by Eliezer Berkovits

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Published by KTAV Pub. House in Hoboken, N.J .
Written in English


  • Women in Judaism.,
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law)

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Edition Notes

Statementby Eliezer Berkovits.
LC ClassificationsBM729.W6
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22273226M
ISBN 100881253111

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