December 7, 2022

Upcoming Virtual Events

November 7, 2022

12-1 p.m. ET/Online, Also held in-person at the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, Epstein Building, Brandeis University, 515 South St., Waltham, MA

Max Strassfeld, University of Arizona, HBI Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law Scholar in Residence

“Queering and Transing the Jewish Life Cycle”

While in residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Strassfeld will be working on a book project entitled “Embodied Law,” tracing the way time, the life cycle, and embodiment are constructed in rabbinic literature. Strassfeld will weave together trans theory, queer theory, and disability theory, with Jewish legal sources to examine different legal strategies to regulate messy embodiment.

This event is free and open to the public.


November 9, 2022

7-8 p.m. ET/Online

A publication of the HBI Series on Jewish Women

Join HBI as we discuss this new, groundbreaking short story collection of feminist fiction with its editors, Susan Weidman Schneider and Yona Zeldis McDonough of “Lilith Magazine.”

The range of stories, written by 44 different authors, some bestsellers; others emerging talents with ages ranging from their 20s to their 80s, comes right out of Jewish women’s lives today: transgressive loves, deepening connections, political turmoil, abortion, fear of loss, struggles with fertility, with body and soul, with finding community, with decoding family life. No one voice here represents the whole, but the stories interact with one another, like the tiles in a mosaic or the instruments in orchestral music.

“Frankly Feminist” is available at Brandeis University PressBookshopAmazon, and your local bookseller.

HBI is a network member of the Jewish Book Council (JBC).

This event is free and open to the public.


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