Papers etc

Entrepreneur reaches for binTheater Performances

  • Take Away digs into how we trash one another and our world. In a dump, on a sacred hill, garbage harvesters struggle together with love and loss – human and material – and inspire hope. 
  • Inner Fire, probes the relationships between peoplehood and territory  –  text-study, script, theater performance, liturgy & social action
  • Unmasking Esther, critically explores gender-based oppression, from beauty standards to sex trafficking –  text-study, script, theater performance, liturgy & social action

A Selection of Papers

  • Engaged Israeli Judaism – Upgrading Western Social Ethics based on Women of the Wall,” Israel Studies Association Annual Meeting, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Jun, 2014.
  • Toward CEDAW without reservations—Beyond the wall of Jewish Orthodoxy,” Society of Jewish Ethics Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, Jan 2014.
  • Re-Visioning Zionism in Crisis: Toward a Gender Analysis of “Home” in Text and Society, Bet Debora: Fifth Conference of European Women Rabbis, Jewish Community Politicians, Activists and Scholars, Sofia, Bulgaria, June, 2009.
  • Feminist Challenges to Israeli Religious Norms: An Expedition to the Azure Fringe,” Association for Israel Studies Annual Conference, Sapir College, Be’er-Sheva, Jun 2009.
  • Divorcing Ba’al – An Exposé of Ownership in Jewish Marriage” in Danya Ruttenberg (ed.), The Passionate Torah: On Judaism and Sex, New York: New York University Press, 2009.
  • Mapping Alternate Texts of Gender Difference” in Vixens Disturbing Vineyards: Embarrassment and Embracement of Scriptures, Tzemah Yoreh, Aubrey Glazer, Justin Lewis (eds.), Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2009, 420-432.
  • Israel, A Palace in Space: A Gendered Re-Vision of Territoriality,  Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies & Gender Issues, Number 6, fall 2003, 165-181.
  • “’Let My Gender Go!’:Jewish Textual Activism” in Towards a New Heaven and A New Earth: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Fernando Segovia (ed.), Orbis Books, NY, 2003, 429-443.
  • “Foreskin Sacrifice: Tzippora’s Ritual & the Bloody Bridegroom,” in Elizabeth Wyner Mark ed., Circumcision in Jewish Law and Life, Lebanon NH, New England University Press, 2003, 18-29.
  • “’Fixing’ Liberation, or How Rebecca Initiates the Passover Seder,” in Sharon C. Anisfeld, Tara Mohr, Catherine Spector (eds.), The Women’s Passover Companion, VT, Jewish Lights, 2003, 142-8.
  • Drama in Jerusalem, Chapter One,” in Women of the Wall: Claiming Sacred Ground, Phyllis Chesler, Rivka Haut eds., Woodstock VT, Jewish Lights, 2002, 3-35.
  • Unmasking a Global Masquerade: Stop the Traffic,” Journal for Feminist Studies in Religion, 18(1), 2002, 99-106.
  • Unmasking the Scroll of Esther,” Tikkun Magazine, 17(2), Mar/Apr 2002, 49-53; and in Best Jewish Writing 2002, Michael Lerner (ed.), New York, Jossey-Bass, 2002, 123-31.
  • A Study of Textual Embodiment: The Suspected Adulteress,” in special issue: Reading through the Lens of Gender, Prooftexts: a Journal of Jewish Literary History, Jan 2000, 13-45.
  • Reflection on women’s sacred scriptures,” in Kwok Pui-Lan and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza eds., Women’s Sacred Scriptures, London: SCM Press; Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998.
  • Ritual Impurity and the Temple Mount in Mishnaic Tractate Kelim: A Feminist Textual Analysis,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 1995.
  • Praxis-Exegesis: A Jewish Feminist Hermeneutic,” Concilium International Review of Theology, 3, 1998, 91-101.
  • Women of the Wall: From Text to Praxis,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 13(1), spr 1997, 5-34.
  • The Yom Kippur Avodah: a Replication of Menses,” in Judith Kates and Gail Reimer, eds., Beginning Anew: A Woman’s Companion to the High Holy Days, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997, 243-257.
  • Nashot Ha’Kotel: Women in Jerusalem Celebrate Rosh Hodesh,” in Susan Berrin, ed., Celebrating the New Moon, Jason Aronson, New Jersey, 1996, 66-77.
  • What is the Content of Education in Democratic Society?,” Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 28(2), 1994, 183-190.
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