Diddler on the Roof

Wieseltier, Leon
July 1994
New Republic;7/11/94, Vol. 211 Issue 2, p42
Explains that Edward Walsh erred in his article for the "Washington Post" for referring a Talmudic story about a man who fell from a rooftop and is thrust into a woman as fanciful. Complete text of the story as it appeared in Baba Kamma, the tractate of the Talmud; Reaction of feminists to the story of Walsh; Apology owed by feminists in the U.S. to the Talmud; Discussion on the legal protection afforded to women by Jewish laws.


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