Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law
This book series is under the editorship of Lisa Fishbayn Joffe and Sylvia Neil.
The mandate for the series is to provide an avenue for publication of work that furthers our mission to foster dialogue about conflicts between women's claims to gender equality and practices justified in terms of religious and cultural tradition. This includes research on the rights of women in Jewish law, both in Israel and the Diaspora, and comparative work that considers women's rights under religious law from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective.
Criteria for Selection
developing new approaches to the place of gender in the political theory of multiculturalism
developing new theoretical tools for conceptualizing feminist projects for transforming the interpretation and justification of religious law
engaging in analysis of conflicts over gender and culture/religion in a particular religious tradition, cultural community or nation with a depth and complexity not seen in previous work.
working with case studies that compare challenges and innovations in different legal, cultural or religious regimes
working on a single regime or set of legal regimes, but constituting a contribution to a dialogue with other works previously published or contemplated for inclusion in the series. This would entail, for example, works that address similar questions or take similar approaches to gender and religious law challenges in Jewish law and Muslim law published sequentially so that they “speak” to each other.
Mark Goldfeder (2017)
Edited by Samio Bano (2017)
Margalit Shilo (2016)
by Orit Rozin (2016) — Finalist in the category of Modern Jewish History and Culture: Europe and Israel for the AJS 2018 Jordan Schnitzer Award
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe and Sylvia Neil eds. (December 2012)
Susan Weiss and Netty Gross. (December 2012)
Chitra Raghavan, ed.; James P. Levine, ed.; Jeremy Travis, fwd., (July 2012)
Ronit Irshai, Bar-Ilan University, (June 2012)
Janet Bennion, (May 2012)
Jan Feldman, (Spring 2011)