Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL is an academic, refereed journal published exclusively on the Internet, and devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The ultimate aim of the journal is to promote the reconceptualization of the study of Judaism, by acknowledging and incorporating the roles played by women, and by encouraging the development of alternative research paradigms. Cross-methodological and interdisciplinary, the journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is an independent, free, full-text, refereed e-journal, available exclusively on the Web. We do not have subscription fees, nor do we intend to have them in the future. Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is indexed by Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents, published by the University of Wisconsin System; ProQuest; Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory; RAMBI- The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies by the Jewish National and University Library at the Hebrew University; Index of Jewish Periodicals; MLA International Bibliography; MLA Directory of Periodical; Index to the Study of Religion Online; DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); and Contemporary Women’s Issues, Infotrac CPI.Q., Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile -- distributed by Gale Cengage Learning. The journal is mirrored at the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library of Harvard University. In addition, the journal is indexed and linked to by dozens of electronic directories and web sites. Selected Online Directories that List the Journal: Literature and Culture Pages, part of WSSLinks, developed and maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. http://libraries.mit.edu/humanities/WomensStudies/Culture2.html Yale University Library, Judaica Collection, Selected Internet Sources http://www.library.yale.edu/judaica/judaica.html Columbia University Libraries, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Jewish Women Resources http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/mideast/cuvlj/women.html University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz, Jewish Studies http://library.ucsc.edu/collect/jewish.html University of Washington Libraries, Electronic Journals http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/CompReligion/dr/eljnl.html The Jewish Theological Seminary, E-content http://www.jtsa.edu/Library/E-Content.xml Wabash Center, Internet Guide to Religion http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/result_browse.aspx?topic=556 For more details, please contact Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon, Editor-in-Chief @ dina.eylon@utoronto.ca

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Book Reviews

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Biographical Essays

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Essays

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Film Reviews

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Notes

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Bibliography

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Letter to the Editor

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Annotated Translations

Editors
  • Dina Ripsman Eylon
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Fiction

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Fiction - Short Stories

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Fiction - Poetry

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Interviews

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Contemporary Midrash

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Annual Writing Competition

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Conference Presentations

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Dissertations

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Art Reviews

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Review Essays

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Memoirs

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Poetry Review Essays

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Book Excerpts

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Peer Review Process

Each submission is reviewed by three experts in the field.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Review Books Received

Review Books Received

PLEASE NOTE: AS OF APRIL 1, 2015, THE JOURNAL WILL NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES OF BOOKS FOR REVIEW. THE ACCEPTABLE FORMATS ARE PDF AND E-BOOKS. FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT DR. DINA RIPSMAN EYLON, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.

EBOOKS and PDFs

Anhalt, Diana. Because there is no return = Nunca hay retorno. Baltimore, Maryland: Passager Books, 2015. PDF.

Brazer, Ellen. The Wandering Jew: My Journey into Judaism. [n.p.]: TCJ Publishing, 2016. PDF.

Grunwald-Spier, Agnes. Who Betrayed the Jews? The Realities of Nazi Persecution in the Holocaust. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2016. PDF.

Kissileff, Beth. Questioning Return: A Novel. Simsbury, Connecticut: Mandel Vilar Press, 2016. PDF.

Marx, Dalia. Massekhet Tamid, Massekhet Middot, Massekhet Qinnim: Text, Translation, and Commentary. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. PDF.

Last Updated: February 15, 2017.

NEW ARRIVALS (PRINT)

Fried, Mindy. Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016.

PRINT COPIES 

NON-FICTION/ACADEMIC/MEMOIRS

Critical and Clinical Perspectives on Incest. [Hebrew] Edited by Zivya Sligman and Zahava Solomon. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004.

Shalev, Sara. The Altruistic Dialogue: Ethics, Women and Politics. [Hebrew] Haifa, Israel: Pardes, 2003.

FICTION

Clarke, Dave. Keeping Hannah Waiting. Cheyenne, WY: Hologram Publishing, 2009.

Covensky, Edith. Love Embraces Love. [Hebrew, Arabic, English] Introduction and Arabic translation by Naim Araidi. Tel-Aviv: Gevanim, 2011.

Covensky, Edith. Pentagram: Selected Poems 2006-2008. [Hebrew] Tel Aviv: Eked, 2010.

Davidovit, Aliza. Spunky the Monkey. Illustrated by Bec Eichler. [NPP], WritEffect Productions, 2012.

Dickstein, Wendy. Red Rock Adventure. Charleston, SC: n.p., 2013.

Fishman, Jeffrey M. The Masada Solution. [Proof] Charleston, SC: 2012.

Graetz, Avigail. A Rabbi's Daughter. [Tel-Aviv, Israel: Even Hoshen, 2013. [Hebrew]

Harth, Aliza. When We Basked in the Warmth of the Sun. [Hebrew] Tel Aviv: Miskal, 2005.

Jenoff, Pam. Almost Home. New York: Atria, 2009.

Koretsky, Travy. ropeless. Berkeley, California: Present Tense Press, 2007.

Masson, Cynthea. The Elijah Tree. Bar Harbor, Maine: Rebel Satori Press, 2009.

DVDs

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009). 1h 32min [Documentary, Biography], Ciesla Foundation, USA. Director: Aviva Kempner. 

 

Research Tools


Research Tools for the Study of Jewish Women

Dina Ripsman Eylon

"...after visiting your web site I thought you could maybe help me, I'm a student, and I'm trying to write about -the feminism and reform women in the U.S.A. if by any chance you have any articles concern that issue, I'll be glad if you send them to me, to this mail address ..."

"My name is xxx, I am interested about the life of WOMEN IN JUDAISM. Please indicate me how can I find articles dealing with Jewish women in biblical time. I am especially interested concerning the role of women in the ancient Jewish family. In which meaning they were submitted to their husband? Why it was considered that a man is the head of woman? Why they had to cover their head and in which way they did it? I would like to understand more the biblical expressions. Thank you, xxx." [Not edited]

The two passages above are just a sample of queries that I receive on a regular basis. As you may know, Women in Judaism comprises of three e-publications, updated twice a year. We don't have an information center, nor do we have personnel to help readers with their individual research projects. Declining these and many other queries breaks my heart because I know we don’t have the resources to help the readers and I have no idea on how their projects turn out. This situation has prompted me to search for a solution, to try to offer an alternative for a void - a place to get accurate information and leads to existing web (and print) sources. The Step-by-Step Guide to Research on Jewish Women is the result of this effort. The guide offers primary and secondary sources that are available in English for the novice researcher. In addition, I compiled a list of Internet sources that can be of great help for anyone who's interested in Jewish women in particular, and Judaism in general. (An understanding of androcentric [male centered] Jewish history, religion and literature is critical to the understanding of the lives of Jewish women and their role throughout time.) I have checked closely all the directories, articles, bibliographies and links, which are listed below. For your convenience, most items are annotated and somewhat summarized. You should be able to get the bulk of your research by following the instructions in the Step-by-Step Guide to Research on Jewish Women and then by using the recommended web sources.

Good luck! Send me a note to let me know how useful this guide was to your research project.

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Before you start exploring the list of Internet sources, please read the short guide to research on Jewish women: Step-by-Step Guide to Research on Jewish Women.

 


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