Ritical Review of Mothers and Children in Medieval Jewish History

In this paper, you should review the following text:
Elisheva Baumgarten, Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe, (Princeton University Press, 2004).

The paper should contain a well-crafted thesis in which you evaluate this book and its impact on the study of medieval jewish history.

Specific questions that you should deal with include:
1) What have you learned about jewish women and families, and how did their role in the community change over time?
2) How does a book like this contribute to our understanding of medieval jewish history?
3) What sources does Baumgarten use, and how does her choice of sources allow her to draw her conclusions?
4) What are your reaction to the book?

Please use specific examples from the book in your discussion. This is not a summary but a critical review. You should use footnotes when citing directly or when paraphrasing. No outside research should be done. No work cited is needed.

As always please do not send the paper to be checked since my professor uses turnitin.com.