April 23: Judith Plaskow on Jewish feminism
Dr. Judith Plaskow, the author of Standing Again at Sinai (1990) and The Coming of Lilith (2005) will be speaking at Ithaca College on April 23, 2013, at 7:30 pm in Textor 103 on “Judaism through a Feminist Lens: Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era." Her talk is free and open to the public.
Judith Plaskow is a professor emerita of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. She is a Jewish feminist theologian who has been teaching, writing and speaking about Jewish feminism and feminist studies in religion for over forty years.
She is serving as the Rabbi Sally J. Priesand Visiting Professor of Jewish Women’s Studies at the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) during the 2012-13 academic year. She is teaching "Sexual Ethics" in the Fall and "Creating a Personal Theology" in the Spring. Additionally, in the Spring, she will deliver a public lecture at the New York campus and will convene a roundtable discussion for alumni and faculty that will meet approximately every other week.
Co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, she is author or editor of several works in feminist theology, including Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective and The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics 1972-2003.
For more information about her life and work, see the entry about her in the Historical Encyclopedia of Jewish Women: http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/plaskow-judith.
To learn more about Dr. Plaskow's feminist theology, see an article in the Forward that marks twenty years since the publication of Standing Again at Sinai - "Judith Plaskow is Still Standing, Twenty Years On: Two Decades After ‘Standing Again at Sinai,’ Not Enough Has Changed."