November 1, 2016
Following our event on October 30, 2016, "Votes for Women": The History of Equal Suffrage in Istael and America, Professor Margalit Shilo and HBI associate director, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe continue the conversation around Shilo's newest publication, Girls of Liberty: The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine.
November 12, 2015
The result of more Israeli women studying at the Beit Midrash is a new sacred literature in classical genres such as midrash. This writing is slowly, but steadily taking its place in the canon.
Tamar Biala, Helen Gartner Hammer scholar-in-residence at the HBI, is the editor of Dirshuni-Midrashei Nashim (Yediot Acharonot/Jewish Agency, 2009), a pathbreaking collection of new Israeli women’s midrashim. She is currently completing the second volume, and beginning work on the English edition.
October 26, 2015
Dr. Rachel Gordan is a Helen Gartner Hammer Scholar-in-Residence at HBI. She presented a screening of Elia Kazan’s classic, Gentleman’s Agreement, that is based on Laura Z. Hobson’s 1947 novel with the same name. This podcast includes Dr. Gordan's lecture, introducing the film.
This podcast is a follow up Q&A with Dr. Gordan and HBI Communications Director, Amy Sessler Powell.