Call for Papers

7th International Bet Debora Conference of European Jewish Women, Activists, Academics and Rabbis

“Engendering Jewish Politics – Redefining the Role of Women”

April 16th – 19th 2015, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire (near London)

 

 

call for papers kleinGender equality can only be reached if Jewish women are more political and become empowered to take over leadership positions within Jewish communities and organizations. Gender issues also need to be taken more seriously in Jewish education. It is not enough to make women “honorary men” in Jewish religious life, because this way they will remain “invisible.” In order to make Judaism truly inclusive, women have to be seen and heard in positions of influence. more…

 

 Please submit abstracts in English. Abstracts should describe the planned contribution (workshop, shiur, presentation, lecture, etc.) in 150 to 250 words. Please submit a brief bio and your contact information as well.

 

 Submit to: bet.debora.conference2015@gmail.com by June 15, 2014

 

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7th International Bet Debora Conference of European Jewish Women, Activists, Academics and Rabbis

 

Engendering Jewish Politics – Redefining the Role of Women

 

April 16th – 19th, 2015

 

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire (near London)

 

 

Topics:

 

  • What does engendering Judaism and Jewish politics mean today?
  • Political women and women’s politics in Jewish sources
  • Gender and Jewish education in the age of migration
  • Gender inclusive liturgy
  • Politics of fertility
  • Jewish politics of marginalization and inclusion
  • Moving political action beyond the Jewish world
  • Gender balance in Jewish politics
  • Inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and questioning Jews
  • Responses to different forms of religious fundamentalism
  • Jewish or women’s activism?
  • Representation of women in Jewish culture

 

 

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