Business Women in the Mishnaic and Talmudic period

Shulamit Valler


An examination of women's role in the economic life of the mishnaic and talmudic periods might lead one to assume that women were excluded from the business domain. However, evidence from the rabbinic literature demonstrates that women did participate in business and property transactions with peers and family members, and this was not perceived as a deviance requiring a special approach.

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