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Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS)

 
Dr. Sarah Wolf, “Between Her and Others: Jealousy and Gender in Ancient Jewish Law” 2/7/2024
 
Dr. Ruth Langer “Cursing the Christians?: The Story of the Birkat HaMinim” 1/9/2024 

Dr. Jessica Marglin “The Shamama Case: Contesting Citizenship Across the Modern Mediterranean” 11/20/2023

Dr. Deena Grant, “The Name of God and the Burning Bush” 10/18/2023

Dr. Magda Teter, “Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism” 9/20/2023

*Dr. Magda Teter Shared Slides click here

Dr. Marion Kaplan, “Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal, 1940-1945. “ 5/17/2023

Dr. Lauren Gottlieb Lockshin, “Defending Dreyfus: The First Modern Fight Against Antisemitism.” 3/14/2023
 
Dr. Jordan Katz, “Naming and Shaming: Illegitimate Births Among Early Modern Jews.” 1/11/2023
 
Dr. Rachel Hallote, “Politics and Archaeology in Israel.” 12/14/2022
 
Dr. Shari Rabin, “Dissent, Providentialism, and Slavery: A New Interpretation of Early Charleston Jewish Life.” 11/15/2022 
 
Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, “A Talmudic Monk: R’ Shimon bar Yochai’s Stay in a Cave” 10/26/2022
 
Dr. Nechumi Malovicki-Yaffe, “Spousal Selection as Force of Evolution: Marriage Preference in the Haredi Community” 9/18/2022
 
Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit on the topic: “From Mount Sinai to Main Street: The Americanization of Shavuoth” 5/9/2022
 
Dr. Simkovich will speak on the topic: “What Did the Diaspora Mean to Jews in the Roman World?” 2/9/2022
 
Dr. Miriam Udel, “Within and Without: Constructing Modern Jewish Boyhood and Girlhood” 1/5/2021
 
Dr. Michal Raucher, “Books and Babies: Reproductive Literacy among Haredi Women in Israel” 12/8/2021
 
Dr. Carol Meyers, “The ‘Gender Gap’: The Bible, Archaeology, and Israelite Women” 11/14/2021  

 

Dr. Pamela Nadell, “America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today (W.W. Norton)” 10/5/2021
 

 

Dr. Miryam Wahrman, “Jewish Genes and Genealogy: Implications of Genetic Testing” 6/8/2021
 
Sara Tillinger Wolkenfeld, “Privacy in the Age of Social Media: Hezek Re’iyah and Modern Life” 4/11/2021
 
Dr. Rachel Furst, “Medieval Women and the Rabbinic Establishment: Voices from the Courtroom” 4/18/2021
 
Dr. Rachel Korazim, “Land and Identity: An Exploration of Poetic Approaches to the Land of Israel” 2/21/2021
 
Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson, “Autonomy and the Value of Life in the Talmud” 1/24/2021
 
Dr. Ellie R. Schainker, “Epidemics, Agunot and Mass Media: Debates on Reforming Judaism in Tsarist Russia” 12/20/2020
 
Yael Leibowitz, “Satan’s Evolving Role in the Bible and Jewish Thought” 11/15/2020
 
Dr. Erica Brown, “Noah’s Vineyard and the Parent/Child Relationship” 10/18/2020

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