29 11, 2015

The Thrice-Told Tale of the Likeable and Loathsome Lilith

By |2015-11-29T06:48:27-07:00November 29th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                         The Thrice-Told Tale of the Likeable and Loathsome Lilith   Aside from the few astonishing legends about regal amazons who retained control over their spouses and men in general, world history has unfortunately continually assigned a submissive and subservient role to women in the home and in society. Since Judaism is not monolithic, [...]

4 08, 2013

Lilith’s Cave

By |2013-08-04T07:27:23-07:00August 4th, 2013|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

                                       Review by Israel Drazin   Lilith’s Cave Jewish Tales of the Supernatural Selected and retold by Howard Schwartz Oxford University Press, 1988, 274 pages ISBN 978-0-506726-6   What is thought-provoking about this book, its fifty Jewish tales of demons and the supernatural, is that most of the demons are women. Yes, Satan appears, [...]

4 08, 2013

The Thrice-Told Tale of the Likeable and Loathsome Lilith

By |2013-08-04T04:20:17-07:00August 4th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                   By Israel Drazin[1]   Aside from the few astonishing legends about regal amazons who retained control over their spouses and men in general, world history has unfortunately continually assigned a submissive and subservient role to women in the home and in society. Since Judaism is not monolithic, Jewish literature contains both positive and negative [...]