Women & Gender



The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism
Sharon Faye Koren

A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism.

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princess or prisoner?

Princess or Prisoner? Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914

Margalit Shilo

"A fascinating, extremely well written book.  Margalit Shilo fills an important gap in the study of women in Israeli society, that of Orthodox women at the turn of the 19th to 20th century."
— Deborah Bernstein, University of Haifa

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pious and rebellious

Pious and Rebellious: Jewish Women in Medieval Europe

Avraham Grossman

"This pioneering synthesis addresses an issue standing at the cutting edge of contemporary historiography with sensitivity, respect for evidence and sovereign mastery of a diverse and daunting corpus of texts."
— David Berger, CUNY

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reading jewish women

Reading Jewish Women: Marginality and Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Eastern European Jewish Society

Iris Parush

"Describing for the first time the opening of Jewish women’s society to the broad world of modern culture, Parush offers . . . an invaluable resource for scholars and students working in modern Jewish history, Jewish cultural studies and women's studies."
— Arnold J. Band, UCLA

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the plough woman

The Plough Woman: Records of the Pioneer Women of Palestine

Edited and Annotated by Mark A. Raider & Miriam B. Raider-Roth

"The editors have performed a most valuable service in this detailed exploration of the public and private writings of Zionist women pioneers."
— Anita Shapira, Tel Aviv University

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