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Frederick E. Greenspahn

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479896806

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479896806.001.0001

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Modern Orthodox Feminism

Modern Orthodox Feminism

Art, Jewish Law, and the Quest for Equality

(p.131) 6 Modern Orthodox Feminism
Contemporary Israel

Paula J. Birnbaum

NYU Press

Recent art works by Hagit Molgan, Hila Karabelnikov-Paz, and Andi Arnovitz, all of whom were included in the Ein Harod Museum of Art’s 2012 exhibit “Matronita,” illustrate the concerns of Israeli Orthodox feminists. Besides the familiar topics of patriarchal authority (e.g., niddah, mikveh, witnessing, and agunah), their works examine the role of male authority over menstruation (bedikah cloths), halachically created infertility, the treatment of the female body, and male gaze.

Keywords:   agunah, art, female body, feminism, halacha, “Matronita”, menstruation, mikveh, niddah, Orthodox

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