In English | Sunday | January 22 | 8pm (1pm EST) | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >>
Sarah Rivkah Rahel Leah Horowitz (ca. 1710-ca. 1790) believed that Jewish women's conventional primary religious role as facilitators of their menfolk's religious fulfillment was based on a misunderstanding of both the written and oral Torah. She called for an increase in women's cultural capital. Women should attend synagogue services twice daily, study Torah in Yiddish, and revel in the active religious role outlined by the multitude of mitzvot incumbent upon them.
This series highlights the lives of four Jewish women (three from Poland, one from Germany) who lived in the early modern period (16th-18th centuries).
Each of these women was notable in her own society and era and they retain historical importance as both exemplars and shapers of the early modern European Jewish historical experience.
Each one's story exhibits the fragility of historical female Jewish stereotypes and demonstrates there is no knowing history without understanding women's share in it.
The Jewess and the Jewish Woman
In English | Sunday | January 8 | 8pm (1pm EST)
The Jewish Philogynist
In English | Sunday | January 15 | 8pm (1pm EST)
The Jewish Cultural Capitalist
In English | Sunday | January 22nd | 8pm (1pm EST)