Obituary: Dr. Judith Romney Wegner

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H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Judith Romney Wegner (1933-2017), one of the pioneers of feminist studies of Rabbinic literature.  Trained as an attorney at Cambridge University, she published a bibliography of Israel Law in English and other European Languages (1972) as well as articles on Talmudic and Islamic jurisprudence. Her Ph.D., from Brown, turned into a much discussed volume entitled CHATTEL OR PERSON?  THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE MISHNAH (1988). She also published articles on women in Philo and in Rabbinic literature as a whole.   We extend deepest condolences to her husband, siblings, children and grandchildren.


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JONATHAN D. SARNA

 

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