GCRL Lunchtime Seminars

The HBI Seminar on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law is a series of informal lunchtime talks exploring the intersection of religion,  law and women’s rights. Delivered by HBI Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence, Research Associates and invited guests, these inter-disciplinary presentations of work in progress will cover topics both historical and contemporary, focusing on Jewish and Islamic religious laws and practices. Unless otherwise noted, the talks are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at HBI. Kosher lunch will be provided.

2016-2017 Seminar Schedule:

Thursday, October 20 from 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Professor Orna Sasson-Levy, Bar-Ilan University
Topic: Israeli Women Soldiers and Citizenship: Gendered Encounters with the State (Download PDF)

Monday, November 14
Ronit Irshai, Helen Gartner Hammer scholar-in-residence
Topic: Essentialism and Homosexuality in Contemporary Jewish Law (Download PDF)

Monday, November 21
Avishalom Westreich, Helen Gartner Hammer scholar-in-residence
Topic: Changing Motherhood Paradigms: Jewish Law, Civil Law, and Society (Download PDF)

Monday, December 5
Riki Shapira-Rosenberg, Helen Gartner Hammer scholar-in-residence
Topic: Legal Action and Social Change: The Case of Sexual Harassment in Israel (Download PDF)

Monday, December 12 (Rescheduled from Monday, November 28)
Geraldine Gudefin
, Helen Gartner Hammer scholar-in-residence
Topic: Jewish Family Life in the Age of Mass Migration: A Comparative Case Study of France and the United States

The HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law is generously funded by a gift from the Dan Fischel and Sylvia Neil Philanthropic Fund.