Moshe Rosman, A Short History of Jewish Gender: Jewish Gender Under Review–Early Modern Ambivalence
A SHORT HISTORY OF JEWISH GENDER
by Moshe Rosman,
Part III: JEWISH GENDER UNDER REVIEW: EARLY MODERN AMBIVALENCE
This lecture focuses on ideas, events, and processes that led to shifts in gender boundaries in early modern times and how they set the stage for developments in the 19th-21st centuries.
Respondent: Elisheva Carlebach, Columbia University
Elisheva Carlebach is the Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture and Society at Columbia University. She is the author of The Pursuit of Heresy (1990), awarded the National Jewish Book Award, Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Early Modern Germany (2000), and Palaces of Time: Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe (2011), winner of the Association for Jewish Studies Schnitzer Prize. Her research focuses on the cultural, intellectual, and religious history of the Jews in Early Modern Europe. She has served as President of the American Academy for Jewish Research and is currently Director, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia.
Moshe Rosman is a Professor Emeritus of Jewish History from Bar Ilan University. He is the author of several groundbreaking and award-winning books The Lords’ Jews: Magnate-Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth During the Eighteenth Century (Harvard, 1990), Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba’al Shem Tov (California, 1996), How Jewish Is Jewish History? (Littman, 2007). Moshe Rosman is the recipient of the National Jewish Book Awards, The Zalman Shazar Prize, and the Jerzy Milewski Award. In 2020, Professor Rosman received the Rothschild Prize, which is awarded in recognition of original and outstanding published work in the following disciplines: Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Engineering, Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Jewish Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences. His research interests include Polish-Jewish history, Jewish gender history, historiography and Hasidism.