Today, more than ever, we are aware of women’s struggles to be heard, to be safe, to be free from objectification and sexualization. The #MeToo Movement has brought to light just how widespread and systematic sexual misconduct has been for women not only today but throughout history. Rabbi Schindler will examine women’s voices – both silenced and amplified – in the Hebrew Bible and in Rabbinic texts. On one hand, she will explore the silencing of women in traditional Jewish texts and on the other elevate the female voices that speak boldly and are heard. In so doing, she hopes to empower women of today, and the men who stand by them, to find themselves in our texts and be co-creators of a reality where equality and safety are protected and valued. This lecture is in honor of Lori and Eric Sklut who have generously established the Sklut Professorship of Jewish Studies at Queens.
Sponsor: Queens University of Charlotte