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Number 23, Spring-Fall 5772-3/2012

Table of Contents

Introduction Sex, Violence, Motherhood and Modesty: Controlling the Jewish Woman and Her Body

pp. 5-10

“Even Your Mother and Your Mother’s Mother”: Rabbinic Literature on Women’s Usage of Cosmetics

pp. 12-34

Hair Covering for Single Women: A New Reading of Mizraḥi Halakhic Rulings

pp. 35-59

The Construction, Composition and Idealization of the Female Body in Rabbinic Literature and Parallel Iranian Texts: Three Excursuses

pp. 60-86

Seduction and Recognition in the Story of Judah and Tamar and the Book of Ruth

pp. 87-109

Rape and the “Arab Question” in L.A. Arieli’s Allah Karim! and Aharon Reuveni’s Devastation

pp. 110-128

Midrashic Bodies: Prostitution as Revolt in Chochana Boukhobza’s Un Été à Jérusalem

pp. 129-144

Female Grotesque: Orly Castel-Bloom and the Israeli Woman’s Body

pp. 145-168

Resident Artist

A Worthy Opponent: The Later Works of Janet Shafner and Shirley Faktor

pp. 169-182


The Freedom to Write: The Woman Artist and the World in Ruth Almog’s Fiction (review)

pp. 183-185

Maidens Love Thee: The Religious and Spiritual Life of Jewish Ashkenazic Women in the Early Modern Period (review)

pp. 186-191

Gender in Israel: New Studies on Gender in the Yishuv and the State (review)

pp. 192-195

Sweatshop Cinderella A film by Suzanne Wasserman (review)

pp. 196-198

Gender and the Holocaust—New Research

p. 199

Contributors to this Issue

Contributors to this issue

pp. 200-202

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