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Роль женщины в еврейском мире Роль женщины в еврейском мире

The Role of a Woman in Jewish World

Еditor: Khlebnikova Luiza

Институт востоковедения РАН

Москва, 2020, 338 p.

The collective monograph “The Role of a Woman in Jewish World” is a continuation of the scientific discussion that began in December 2019 within the framework of the international scientific conference “The Role of a Woman in Jewish World: from the Prophetess Deborah to Ada Yonath”, in which Russian and Israeli experts took part. Our main goal was to create a space for dialogue between experts from different disciplines to examine the dynamics of changing attitudes towards women from ancient Israel to modern times. The internationally recognized Israeli writer Orly Castel- Bloom was a special guest of the event. This book became a kind of continuation of the discussion of issues and ideas that we began to talk about at the event. In Russian science, gender issues are already reflected in the works of numerous researchers (for example, N. L. Pushkareva and others), in addition, one can see an increasing interest in the study of the role of women in the modern East and even the creation of whole separate scientific areas (for example, gender studies at the Higher School of Economics, Center for Gender Studies at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences or the Gender Studies Group of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences). An equally important contribution to the study of gender issues in Jewish history and tradition is made by the staff of the Center for Biblical and Judaic Studies of the Russian State University for the Humanities, in particular Galina Zelenina. Yet a comprehensive study covering different periods of Jewish history has not been done. Our collective monograph is intended to fill the existing niche in Israel studies in Russia, as well as to become an impetus for further study of the topics raised in it. The monograph is aimed at already established experts, as well as at those who are beginning of their scientific career, scientists and students studying history, economics, politics and gender problems of the State of Israel. Within the framework of this work, the focus was on the historical aspects and the modern life of a Jewish woman. At the same time, in our opinion, this monography may also be of interest to everyone who is interested in the problems discussed in it or Jewish and / or Israeli history as a whole. We express our gratitude for assistance in promoting the creation of this monograph to the Embassy of the State of Israel in Moscow, the Russian Jewish Congress, in particular the RJC Women’s League, and the Jewish Agency for Israel (Sokhnut). We express our special gratitude to everyone who contributed directly to this monograph and “breathed life into it.”

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