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Switching Gender in the Torah: What We Reveal by Changing the Perspective

Hosted By: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

What if all the genders in the Torah were switched?

Tamar Biala and Yael Kanarek will discuss the HerTorah Project that gender bends the Torah to reveal the divine influence in women’s body language.

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Yael Kanarek

Since 2016, Israeli-American artist Yael Kanarek has been rewriting the Torah in Hebrew and English to reveal the feminine divine as central presence in the Hebrew sacred texts.
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Tamar Biala

Tamar Biala is engaged with Jewish feminism as a writer and lecturer. She served for several years on the board of Kolech, the Religious Women's Forum, under whose auspices she developed high school curricula on gender and religion. Over the last decade she has published two volumes of midrashim written by contemporary Israeli women, “Dirshuni — Midreshei Nashim” (Yediot Acharonot, 2009, 2018); Volume 1 was co-edited with Nehama Weingarten-Mintz. She is now preparing an English edition of “Dirshuni.”
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Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is a research institute of Brandeis University that promotes and shares research at the intersection of Jewish studies and women's and gender studies. We seek to put a gendered lens on all things Jewish.
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