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To write a book that is not The Book: Ultra Orthodox women creating a popular Literature. Dr. Yael Shenker

The Gabriel Urwitz Jewish Studies Lectures
“My Text of Choice”

Dr.Yael Shenker
Date: Tuesday January 11 at 18:00-19:00
Place: Judiska Biblioteket, Wahrendorffsgatan 3, Stockholm

The Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) world, where women’s access to religious canonical literature is limited and mediated, reading popular literature and certainly writing it are in some ways an option of resistance and offers a possibility that simply does not exist in real life. This lecture will examine fiction written by Haredi Jewish women in Israel for an adult readership within their own community.