Can Women Become Jews?
Can Women Become Jews? |
Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University
Classical Jewish texts are famously androcentric: the male is the norm. When these texts talk about Jews, they are talking about men. Women are Jews relationally; women are the mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives of Jews. And so, the question: in terms of classical Jewish culture, can women be or become Jews in their own right? This talk is based on Shaye Cohen's book “Why aren't Jewish Women Circumcised? Gender and Covenant in Judaism.”
|Date and time:||November 14, 2013|
|Location:||Area on Campus: University Hall 347|
|Contact:||Paige Bailey Goslin|
|Event category:||Melton Center for Jewish Studies & Near Eastern Languages And Cultures|