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Lunchtime Seminars

The lectures meet from 12:30 to 2pm in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at HBI. A kosher lunch will be provided. Click here for schedule.

Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective: A Talk with Joy Ladin

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm

Shapiro Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor

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Book signing and reception to follow.

This event is a part of 'Deis Impact.

Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor in an Orthodox institution, will read from her new book, "The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah From a Transgender Perspective" (Brandeis University Press/HBI Series on Jewish Women). Ladin will discuss the need for this trans perspective, as well as her process and journey. She is a professor of English at Stern College/Yeshiva University. 

Co-Sponsors: Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Feminist Association of Brandeis, Keshet, Ruach HaYam


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2019 Scholar-In-Residence

Apply by January 24th, 2019

More information and application requirements here


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The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research, artistic projects and public engagement.

The world's only academic center of its kind, the HBI provides research resources and programs for scholars, students and the public. The Institute publishes books and a journal, convenes international conferences and local programming, and offers competitive grant and internship programs.

We invite you to explore our website and experience the impact of the HBI.


Research Award Announcements Postponed

HBI will be announcing all 2018 Research Awards by the end of January 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

We are Still Accepting Book Proposals

HBI is still accepting book proposals on a rolling basis. Please contact HBI Director Lisa Fishbayn Joffe with any inquiries or new proposals for the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law; and Joffe or Sylvia Barack Fishman for new proposals in the HBI Series on Jewish Women. 

Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective: The Soul of the Stranger

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm

Shapiro Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor

RSVP Here

Book signing and reception to follow.

This event is a part of 'Deis Impact.

Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor in an Orthodox institution, will read from her new book, "The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah From a Transgender Perspective" (Brandeis University Press/HBI Series on Jewish Women). Ladin will discuss the need for this trans perspective, as well as her process and journey. She is a professor of English at Stern College/Yeshiva University. 

Co-Sponsors: Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Feminist Association of Brandeis, Keshet, Ruach HaYam


Sexual Harassment: The Law, The Politics, and The Movement

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Did you miss this lecture? Watch it here!

HBI was proud to host Catharine A. MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School for our annual Diane Markowicz Lecture on Gender and Human Rights, October 14, 2018. Her lecture is titled,  “Sexual Harassment: The Law, The Politics, and The Movement.”

Long before the #MeToo movement, Professor MacKinnon pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation and proposed the Swedish model for abolishing prostitution. The Supreme Court of Canada has largely accepted her approaches to equality, pornography, and hate speech, which have been influential internationally as well.


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