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 11, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Karl E. Baughman
Ann Lazarsfeld-Jensen

Review Essays

Aviva Gordon

Art Reviews

Shellie Jacobson: An Interpretative Case Study of Her Artists Books
Laura Rachel Fattal

Book Reviews

Wiener, Nancy H. Beyond Breaking the Glass: A Spiritual Guide to Your Jewish Wedding. New York, NY: CCAR Press, 2012.
Amy Weiss
Cohen Lidovsky, Zafrira. “Loosen the Fetters of Thy Tongue, Woman:” The Poetry and Poetics of Yona Wallach. Cincinnati, OH: Hebrew Union College Press, 2003.
Cynthia A. Crane
Goldberg, Lea. Selected Poetry and Drama. Poetry selected, translated and with an introduction by Rachel Tzvia Back. Drama translated by T. Carmi. London: The Toby Press, 2005.
Rachel Adelman
Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven, and Louise O. Vasvári, Eds. Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2011.
P. Prayer Elmo Raj
Wyshogrod, Diane. Hiding Places: A Mother, a Daughter, an Uncovered Life. Albany: State University of New York Press – Excelsior Editions, 2012.
Luke Devine
Rabow, Jerry. The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash. Lincoln, NE, and Philadelphia: University of Nebraska Press, and Jewish Publication Society, 2014.
David J. Zucker
Rabinian, Dorit. Borderlife, A Novel. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2014. [Hebrew]
Nitza Keren
Heller, Janet Ruth. Exodus. Cincinnati, OH: WordTech Editions, 2014.
Rhiannon Grant
Graetz, Shirley. She Wrote on Clay. Overland Park, KS: Hadley Rillie Books, 2013.
Kristine Garroway
Yellin, Tamar. The Genizah at the House of Shepher. London: Toby Press, 2004.
Shoshana Knol
Barr Baer, Lois. BioPoesis. [Norfolk, VA:] Poetica, 2014.
Daniela Goldfine
Lapid, Shulamit. Valley of Strength. Translated by Philip Simpson. New Milford, CT, USA: The Toby Press, 2009.
Leora Freedman

Film Reviews

Ofer, Ron, and Yohai Hakak. The Rabbi’s Daughter and the Midwife. Israel: Belfilms, [2009]. 50 min.
David B. Levy

Fiction - Poetry

Bargaining with God; Speaking in Tongues; The Cut of Diamonds
Carol V. Davis
Yael’s Story
Barbara Hantman