Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Women and Jewish Religious Law

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Sierra Hall 451 (Whitsett Room)

Presented by Rachel Biale

Rachel Biale, author of the classic textbook, Women in Jewish Law:The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today, will be speaking about contraception and family planning in Judaism.  How does the rabbinic understanding of men’s duty to procreate have an impact on women’s lives and bodies?  What can we learn from religious texts about women’s autonomy and agency?

Rachel Biale

Rachel Biale grew up on Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in Israel. She earned an M.A. in Jewish history at UCLA and an M.S.W. at Yeshiva University. She lives in Berkley, California, where she is a practicing psychotherapist.

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Everyone is invited. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email to reserve a seat.