Staging Sexuality: Reading Wallach's Poetry

Ruth Tsoffar


This article offers a reading of “Tefillin” as a staged performance of a theatrical piece. It reveals that staging sexuality is Wallach’s political, feminist strategy, one that produces and overcomes the reader’s resistance to the poem. On this stage, “Tefillin” unbinds a new poetic space, one that potentially transforms the Hebrew cultural and literary scene.

This article was first published in Hebrew Studies, Vol. 43 (2002): 87-117. It is published here with the permission of the author.

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