restricted access   Number 24, Spring 5773/2013

Table of Contents


Consulting Editor: Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg



pp. 5-10

“They Let the Children Live”: The Midwives at a Political Crossroads

pp. 11-26

“Gedolah Aveirah Lishmah”: Mothers of the Davidic Dynasty, Feminine Seduction and the Development of Messianic Thought, from Rabbinic Literature to R. Moshe Haim Luzzatto

pp. 27-52

Was Bathsheba the Original Bridget Jones?: A New Look at Bathsheba on Screen and in Biblical Scholarship

pp. 53-73

Chekhov’s Susannas

pp. 74-96

Joseph(ine), the Singer: The Queer Joseph and Modern Jewish Writers

pp. 97-119

Professionalism, Femininity and Feminism in the Life of Hannah Semer (1924–2003), First Lady of Israeli Journalism

pp. 120-138

Resident Artist

Anonymous No More: Carol Hamoy’s Visible Women

pp. 139-145


The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies across the Disciplines ed. by Kevin R. Brine, Elena Ciletti and Henrike Lähnemann (review)

pp. 146-148

Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume I by Pauline Wengeroff (review)

pp. 149-151

Today I Am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah around the World ed. by Barbara Vinick and Shulamith Reinharz (review)

pp. 152-155

Democracy and Feminism: Gender, Citizenship and Human Rights by Sylvie Fogiel-Bijaoui (review)

pp. 156-159

The Martyrdom of a Moroccan Jewish Saint by Sharon Vance (review)

pp. 160-162

Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance ed. by Judith Brin Ingber (review)

pp. 163-166

Hiding Places: A Mother, a Daughter, an Uncovered Life by Diane Wyshogrod (review)

pp. 167-169

A New Sound in Hebrew Poetry: Poetics, Politics, Accent by Miryam Segal (review)

pp. 170-175

Contributors to This Issue

pp. 177-179