Are there any examples of songs, poems, piyyutim or kinnot from the time of the first temple until the 1700's (c.e.) which were authored by women and were adopted by traditional/orthodox communities.

By adopted I mean either sung, or included in a standard edition bentcher or song/prayer books.

  • Midrashim describe that women used to compose poetical Kinnos - I wonder if we still have any of them (probably not). – DonielF Jul 30 '18 at 16:00
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    You explicitly exclude it by your time frame, but it's impossible not to mention sefaria.org/Judges.5.1. And they arguably contributed to Az Yashir depending how you understand sefaria.org/Exodus.15.21. ותען and the order in Chumash implies the men were first, שירו implies the women were first. The final product could have come from both groups. – Heshy Jul 30 '18 at 16:11
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    the timeframe is not arbitrary, I am aware of shirat devorah and other songs/poems in tanach which is why I chose the 1st temple period to start. I chose the 1700's to avoid confusion with any female poetry composed during the haskala or other movements thereafter – rikitikitembo Jul 30 '18 at 17:51
  • It is very probable that there were some works but they were published under their husbands' names, that's why we don't find ones. It's worth to know that women's works in major disciplines (math, physics) were forbidden in the European universities up until the WW2 (not 1700)! – Al Berko Jul 30 '18 at 18:24
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    These don't meet your criteria for being included in a standard edition, but apparently (from Wikipedia) there are only three known female Jewish medieval poets: Qasmuna, Sarah of Yemen, and Dunash ben Labrat's wife (only the last of whom wrote in Hebrew) – b a Aug 9 '18 at 10:26

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