2008 Research Award Winners

Yeshuv & Israel

Sharon Geva
Tel Aviv University
“Ghetto Fighters, Partisans and Mothers: Jewish Women in the Holocaust in the Israeli Public Discourse”

Einat Lachover
Sapir Academic College, Israel
“Noga – The Story of the Israeli Feminist Magazine”

Creative Arts

Helène Aylon
“Headboards: Talmudic Advice on Conduct for Women”

Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
“A rege fun emes/A Moment of Truth: The Life and Work of Blume Lempel”

Galeet Dardashti
University of Texas
“Voices of Our Mothers: A Middle Eastern Musical Midrash for Today”

Nicole Emanuel
University of Missouri-Kansas City
“Memoraphilia: The life of Jewish artist and storyteller Liouba Golschmann”

Shoshana Gugenheim
“Women of the Book: Jewish Women Recording, Reflecting, Revisioning”

Ruth Gruber
“(Candle)sticks on Stone: Representing the Woman in Jewish Tombstone Art”

Ephrat Huss
Ben Gurion University
“Art as Resistance and Adaptation: Taking Back Symbolic Spaces: Using arts interventions to prevent stress related health problems among immigrant women in Israel”

Miryam Kabakov
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
“Keep Your Wives Away from Them: An Anthology of Writings by and about Orthodykes”

Miriam Libicki
“‘Jobnik!’ Graphic Memoir”

Monica Rabinowitz
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
“Line #5 - Knyazhevo”

Leslie Starobin
Framingham State
“The Last Address: Traces of Family and History in Memory and Montage”

Wendy Zierler and Carole Balin
“In My Entering Now: The Selected Writings of Hava Shapiro”


Rakefet Zalashik
Skirball Department for Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU
“Gender and Women in the history of OZE-TOZ.”

Judith Batalion
University of London
“Freuen in di Ghettos: Yiddish Translation Project”

Jolanta Mickute
Indiana University
“Modern, Jewish, and Female: Politics of Culture, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in Poland and Lithuania”


Nancy Sinkoff
Rutgers University
“Seeing Red: The Political Life of Lucy S. Dawidowicz”


Aliza Lavie
Bar-Ilan University
“Women’s Customs – A Jewish Mosaic of Customs and Stories”

Sarra Lev
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
“Genital Trouble: Sex Ambiguity in Rabbinic Literature”

Film & Video

Suzanne Wasserman
“The Sweatshop Cinderella”