April 23, Judith Plaskow speaking on "Judaism through a Feminist Lens"

04/12/2013

Contributed by Rebecca Lesses

Dr. Judith Plaskow, noted Jewish feminist author and activist, 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.

Dr. Plaskow is a Jewish feminist theologian who has been teaching, writing, and speaking about Jewish feminism for over forty years. She authored the foundational work of Jewish feminist theology, Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective (1990) and a collection of essays, The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics (2005). She was also the co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. She is professor emerita of Religious Studies at Manhattan College.

For more information about her life and work, see the entry about her in the Historical Encyclopedia of Jewish Womenhttp://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/plaskow-judith.

Dr. Plaskow’s visit to Ithaca College is supported by the Rachel Siegel Jewish Studies Fund, and is cosponsored by Women’s Studies and Hillel.

For more information about Dr. Plaskow’s visit, please contact Rebecca Lesses, Coordinator of Jewish Studies, 274-3556 or rlesses@ithaca.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact Kim Wojtanik, H&S Dean’s Office, at 274-3409 or kwojtanik@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodation be made as much as possible in advance.

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