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Monday, June 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Who speaks for Hasidic women? Failed emancipations and stained-glass ceilings in the Hasidic community

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Women in Hasidic communities are often portrayed as oppressed and voiceless members of a fundamentalist variety of Judaism. How do these women live in such communities in the same age as Instagram, Twitter, and the #MeToo movement? In this session we will explore this misunderstood and understudied segment of the Jewish community and uncover where the Hasidic woman's path to emancipation has progressed and where it has failed. We will investigate the fascinating lives of the forgotten Hasidic women leaders who challenged the status quo and the Jewish textual framework that prevented their success. The personalities we will discover include the "Maiden of Ludmir", as well as prominent women from the Satmar, Chernobyl, and Lubavitch dynasties.

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Dovi Seldowitz

Dovi Seldowitz, PhD candidate (Sociology), received his BA(Hons) in Sociology and Anthropology at UNSW and rabbinical ordination from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn. His area of research concerns social change in religion, with close attention to the growth of women's leadership... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm AEST
Room 7
  Society and politics