Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal

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.

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Left image: Queen Vashti Refuses to Come (from the Esther Series).

Right image: Miriam the Prophet and the Women Dancing (from the Moses Series).




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Vol 10, No 2 (2013): Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal Winter 2013

Table of Contents


‘Perspectivism’ in The Halakhic Debate on Abortion Between Moshe Feinstein and Eliezer Waldenberg – Relations Between Jewish Medical Ethics and Socio-Cultural Contexts HTML PDF
Melanie Mordhorst-Mayer, Nitzan Rimon-Zarfaty, Mark Schweda
Rabbis and “Guerrilla Girls” A Bavli Motif of the Female (Counter) Voice in the Rabbinic Legal System HTML PDF
Gail Labovitz
Brides Who Challenge Death: A Jewish Folktale Motif Retold in Different Cultural Contexts HTML PDF
Kristen Lindbeck

Book Reviews

Soomekh, Saba. From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2012. HTML PDF
Sonia Smith
Schneider, Ilene. Unleavened Dead. Taylorville, IL: Oak Tree Press, 2012. HTML PDF
David J. Zucker
Greenstein, Mindy. The House on Crash Corner and Other Unavoidable Calamities. New York: Greenpoint Press, 2011. HTML PDF
Liz Bryant
Schwarzwald (Rodrigue), Ora. Seder Nashim: A 16th Century Prayer Book for Women in Ladino, Saloniki, (Sidur para mujeres en ladino, salónica, siglo XVI). Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 2012. HTML PDF
Ilan Fuchs

Fiction - Poetry

Fire Bird and I Learn to Write Anew PDF
Edith Covensky

Fiction - Short Stories

A Poor Investment HTML PDF
Carol Schwalberg

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