to Apr 11

Featured Speaker, 5th Annual Week of Jewish Philosophy

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Denver

Embodiment in Jewish Feminist Theology

University of Colorado Boulder Symposium

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

From Embodiment to Intersubjectivity: Rethinking Feminist Views on Maternity

University of Denver Symposium

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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Maternal Interventions for Ethical, Political and Spiritual Transformation
7:00 PM19:00

Maternal Interventions for Ethical, Political and Spiritual Transformation

Mount Holyoke College

A symposium to celebrate and engage The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought (Indiana University Press, 2018). Featuring: Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School; Dr. Traci Levy, Associate Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University and Mara Benjamin, Irene Kaplan Leiwant Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke. The speakers will investigate the maternal from feminist and womanist perspectives to offer new resources for political, ethical, and theological discourse and to address the urgent needs of the current political moment.

Hosted by the Program in Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke College, and co-sponsored by the Department of Religion, the Department of Gender Studies, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Politics, the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Division of Student Life.

New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College

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10:30 AM10:30

Jewish feminist thought: Unfinished agendas, new directions

Rutgers University

[Cancelled because of weather]

Faculty seminar

Starting in the 1970s, Jewish feminists challenged the gender order of Jewish tradition and unleashed an outpouring of innovative work in midrash, ritual, liturgy, and other expressive forms.  This seminar examines how the themes that emerged in early feminist critiques of Jewish thought have been amplified, addressed, or shifted by recent developments in Jewish feminism, including Kohenet, Orthodox feminism, and queer and trans theology.

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