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Number 17, Spring 5769/2009

Table of Contents

Sexuality in Jewish Contexts

Consulting Editor: Tova Hartman


pp. 5-7

Foucault and Jewish Feminism: The Meḥitzah as Dividing Practice

pp. 9-32

The Menstruant as “Other” in Medieval Judaism and Christianity

pp. 33-59

Channels of Information about Menstruation and Sexuality Among Hasidic Adolescent Girls

pp. 60-88

Under Cover: Demystification of Women’s Head Covering in Jewish Law

pp. 89-115

From Bourgeois Germany to Palestine: Memoirs of German Jewish Women in Israel

pp. 116-140

“She’s Got a Man’s Head on Her Shoulders”: Ada Fishman (Maimon) as a Test Case for Private, Public and Gendered Aspects of Women’s Political Activity

pp. 141-175

The Five Books of Miriam

pp. 176-177

A Jewish Grandmother Looks at Creation

pp. 178-184

Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism: Resistance and Accommodation (review)

pp. 185-197

Women Out—Women In: The Place of Women in Midrash (review)

pp. 198-204

Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic (review)

pp. 205-209

Women Remaking American Judaism (review)

pp. 210-212

Contributors to this Issue

pp. 215-218

Research Areas


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