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November 24


Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Women and their Reproductive Lives

Funded by the Sagner Family FoundationConceiving Agency

Dr. Michal Raucher shares new research on how ultra-Orthodox Israeli women take charge of their reproductive lives—challenging male religious authority. Join us for a dynamic conversation with Forward journalist Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt. Raucher will draw on her new book, Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women (Indiana University Press, 2020). December 7, 7:00 PM, on Zoom. Advance registration required.

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RaucherMichal Raucher is assistant professor and undergraduate director in the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers. Her research lies at the intersection of Israel studies, religious ethics, and the anthropology of women in Judaism. 



Avital headshotAvital Chizhik-Goldschmidt is the Life editor at the Forward and was previously a reporter for Haaretz. Her essays have appeared in the New York TimesVox, and Salon. She has taught journalism at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women, and does pastoral work with her husband, Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt, on Manhattan's Upper East Side.


Accolades for Nancy Sinkoff's New Bookleft right 102869

From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History (Wayne State University Press, 2020), by Nancy Sinkoff, has been named the Natan Notable Book for fall 2020. Read more about the award here.


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