Nashim Journal

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Nashim was co-founded by the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, one of Israel’s leading academic centers for modern Jewish learning, including the Center for Women in Jewish Law and The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the world’s first university-based research institute devoted to the study of Jews and gender. This journal provides an international, interdisciplinary academic forum — the only one of its kind — for the innovative work being done in Jewish women’s and gender studies. It regularly includes articles on literature, text studies, anthropology, archeology, theology, contemporary thought, sociology, the arts and more.



Nashim creates communication channels within the Jewish women’s and gender studies community and brings the fruits of that community’s work to a wider audience. Each issue is theme oriented and produced in consultation with a distinguished feminist scholar. Some of the topics discussed in past issues include Feminist Interpretations of Rabbinic Literature; Gender, Food and Survival; Women, War and Peace in Jewish and Middle East contexts; and Autobiography and Memoir. 



Nashim is published twice a year by Indiana University Press, which was founded in 1950 and is the largest publisher among Big Ten presses and the tenth largest university press in the country. Subscriptions for individuals are $25, for Institutions are $45, for surface post outside of the U.S. the charge is $11.50, and air mail outside the U.S. is $23.

We wish to thank Annie Sandler and Leyla, Jessica and Dylan Sandler, whose generous support has enabled us to publish Nashim.

Latest Issue

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NASHIM Number 24:
Spring 5773/2013
Feminist Receptions of Biblical Women
Consulting Editor: Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg

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Past Issues

Nashim Number 1: Women and Israel

NASHIM Number 1:
Winter 5758/1998
Women and Israel

Out of Print

Nashim Number 2

NASHIM Number 2:
Spring 5759/1999
Consulting Editor: Susan Kahn

Out of Print

Nashim Number 3: Motherhood

NASHIM Number 3:
Spr/Sum 5760/2000
Motherhood
Consulting Editor: Susan Sered

Out of Print

Nashim Number 4: Feminist Interpretations of Rabbinic Literature

NASHIM Number 4: Double Issue
Fall 5762/2001
Feminist Interpretations of Rabbinic Literature
Consulting Editor: Renée Levine Melammed

Out of Print

Nashim Number 5: Gender, Food, and Survival

NASHIM Number 5:
Spring 5763/2003
Gender, Food, and Survival
Consulting Editor: Norma Baumel Joseph

Out of Print

Nashim Number 6: Women, War and Peace

NASHIM Number 6:
Fall 5764/2003
Women, War and Peace, edited by Alice Shalvi

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Nashim Number 7: Autobiography and Memoir

NASHIM Number 7:
Spring 5764/2004
Autobiography and Memoir, edited by Gershon Bacon

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Nashim Number 8: Multiculturalism and Migration

NASHIM Number 8:
Fall 5765/2004
Special Issue: Multiculturalism and Migration
Consulting Editor: Renée Levine Melammed

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Nashim Number 9: Jewish Women's Spirituality

NASHIM Number 9:
Spring 5765/2005
Jewish Women's Spirituality
Consulting Editor: Vanessa L. Ochs

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Nashim Number 10: Jewish Women's Spirituality

NASHIM Number 10:
Fall 5766/2005
Jewish Women's Spirituality (2)
Consulting Editor: Vanessa L. Ochs

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Nashim Number 11: Yemenite Jewish Women

NASHIM Number 11:
Spring 5766/2006
Yemenite Jewish Women
Consulting Editor: Nitza Druyan

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Nashim Number 12: Women's Health, Reproduction, and Body Politics

NASHIM Number 12:
Fall 5767/2006
Women's Health, Reproduction, and Body Politics
Consulting Editor: Larissa Remennick

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Nashim Number 13: Jewish Women in the Economy

NASHIM Number 13:
Spring 5767/2007
Jewish Women in the Economy
Consulting Editor: Sylvie Fogiel-Bijaoui

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Nashim Number 14: Jewish Women and the Visual Arts

NASHIM Number 14:
Fall 5768/2007
Jewish Women and the Visual Arts
Consulting Editor: Judith Margolis

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Nashim Number 15: Women and Books

NASHIM Number 15:
Spring 5769/2008
Women and Books
Consulting Editor: Wendy Zierler

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Nashim Number 16: Women and Books

NASHIM Number 16:
Fall 5769/2008
Women and Books (2)
Consulting Editor: Wendy Zierler

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Nashim Number 17: Sexuality in Jewish Contexts

NASHIM Number 17:
Spring 5770/2009
Special Issue: Sexuality in Jewish Contexts
Consulting Editor: Tova Hartman

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Nashim Number 18: Iranian Jewish Women

NASHIM Number 18:
Fall 5770/2009
Iranian Jewish Women
Consulting Editor: Farideh Dayanim Goldin

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Nashim Number 19: Women and Jewish Poetry

NASHIM Number 19:
Spring 5770/2010
Women and Jewish Poetry
Consulting Editor: Kathryn Hellerstein

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Nashim Number 20: Jewish Women and Philanthropy

NASHIM Number 20:
Fall 5771/2010
Jewish Women and Philanthropy
Consulting Editor: Brenda E. Brasher

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NASHIM Number 21:
Spring 5771/2010
Women in the Respona Literature
Consulting Editor: David Golinkin

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NASHIM Number 22:
Fall 5772/2011
Gender and Jewish Identity
Consulting Editors: Elisheva Baumgarten and Sylvia Barack Fishman

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Nashim 23

NASHIM Number 23:
Spring 5772/2012
The Jewish Woman and Her Body
Consulting Editor: Rachel S. Harris

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