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Mary Myers Library
The Mary Myers Library located within Temple Israel has an impressive selection of Jewish-themed books, magazines, music, and videos.
If you are interested in a specific title, author or subject, please inquire about it from our librarian, Michael Hurwitz. Michael now has the contents of our library catalogued in a white ring binder which sits on the library desk. There is also a white binder which contains library policies.
Here is the complete list of our collection.
In the Image of G-d by Judith S. Antonelli
The author refers to herself as a "radical feminist and a religious Jew." Ms. Antonelli states that her purpose in writing this book is twofold -- first, to refute the common assumption that Judaism is patriarchal, and, second, to refute the notion that Judaism is sexist and mysogynistic.
She attributes the attitudes of sexism and male superiority to sociological factors rather than to divine law and traces these attitudes primarily to Christianity. The author claims that when the Torah is viewed in the context of the ancient, pagan Middle East, the Torah actually improves the status of women.
The book is composed of 50 chapters; with each chapter covering subject matter related to a given weekly parshah.
I found this book to be quite educational and interesting. Recommended.