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Pillars of the Community - The Roles of Medieval Jewish Women

Women’s roles in Judaism have evolved profoundly over time. We see different perspectives today than even a generation ago. So what role did Jewish women take within their communities in the Middle Ages? The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning and the Melton Institute at the Hebrew University invite you to join Professor Elisheva Baumgarten for a look into the distant past. During this webinar, Professor Baumgarten will explore evidence from medieval Germany and France to help us get a sense of what role women played in their communities during that time.

JUNE 6, 2024
10 AM PT | 12 PM CT | 1 PM ET

Professor Elisheva Baumgarten is the Yitzchak Becker Professor of Jewish Studies and teaches in the Department of Jewish History and the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also serves as the academic head of the Joseph, Jack, and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at HUJI. Her research focuses on the Jews of medieval Ashkenaz in the High Middle Ages, and she is currently running the Israel Science Foundation-funded Research Group: Contending with Crises: The Jews in XIVth Century Europe. Her latest book is Biblical Women and Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022), winner of a 2022 National Jewish Book Award.

This online event is co-sponsored by the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Melton Institute at the Hebrew University.