July 23, 2019

Nashim Spring 2019

The latest issue of Nashim, part 3 of a Festschrift for Shulamit Reinharz, who retired as HBI’s Founding Director in 2017, is now available with a range of articles and book reviews related to its mission of Jewish women’s studies and gender studies. Sylvia Barack Fishman, HBI co-director until her retirement in 2018, served as consulting editor for this issue. For a full roster of articles or to order, visit Nashim online. Here are some of the highlights: 

    • Gender and Jewish Welfare Work in Britain and the United States, 1880-1930 by Eileen Janes Yeo, HBI Research Award recipient
    • Professional Women in the Yishuv in Mandatory Palestine: Shaping a New Society and a New Hebrew Woman by Margalit Shilo, HBI author, 2000 HBI Scholar in Residence
    • Women Entering the Professions in Mandatory Palestine by Eyal Katvan,  2006 and 2012 HBI Scholar in Residence
    • Gender Differences in the Portrayal of Jewish Teachers in Israeli Films Made Before and After the Establishment of the State, 1932-1956 by Ornat Turin, 2014 HBI Scholar in Residence
    • The Art of a Woman—the Story of a Nation by Shahar Marnin-Distelfeld and Esther Carmel Hakim, HBI author. 
    • The German Movement against Female Genital Mutilation and Four Jewish Foremothers by Tobe Levin von Gleichen, HBI Board of Advisors


    • A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 by Kathryn Hellerstein, 2014 HBI Scholar in Residence, review by: Yaqiong Wang
    • In Sara Levy’s Salon by Rebecca Cypess & The Raritan Players, HBI Research Award recipient, review by: Michael Marissen
    • Hebrew Women Join the Forces: Jewish Women from Palestine in the British Forces During the Second World War by Anat Granit-Hacohen, HBI Translation Award recipient, review by: Sharon Geva
    • A Politically Incorrect Feminist: Creating a Movement with Bitches, Lunatics, Dykes, Prodigies, Warriors, and Wonder Women by Phyllis Chesler, review by Shulamit S. Magnus, HBI Translation Award and member of the HBI Academic Advisory Committee

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