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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 206–208.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Tara Stephan Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture . Eve Krakowski . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2018 . 350 pages. isbn 9780691174983 . Copyright © 2020 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2020...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 24–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Aziza Khazzoom Abstract In Israel, Middle Eastern women are read as more “traditional” than European women. Yet life-story interviews conducted for this article reveal that elderly Polish Jewish women self-present as traditionally feminine—emphasizing home-centeredness, passivity, modesty, self...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Hagar Salamon; Esther Juhasz In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Tunisian Jewish female body was subjected to a dramatic fattening process in preparation for marriage. Immediately following the girl’s engagement, her body became the focus of an intense transformative regimen aimed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 136–139.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Elhum Haghighat From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture , Soomekh Saba . Albany : State University of New York Press , 2012 . 224 pages. ISBN 978-1-4384-4383-6 . Copyright © 2014 Association for Middle East Women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with the other, this rupture of dominant ideologies opens up new ways of thinking about identity but may also end with those disruptions being suppressed and crushed. This article uses Layoun’s ideas to inform a close reading of two recent novels written in Arabic, both of which depict Muslim-Jewish amatory...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 41–61.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Chelsie May Abstract This article uses the racial divisions encouraged by European Zionism in early-state Israel among European and Middle Eastern Jews as a point of departure to explore racialization and gendering among Iraqi Jewish women during the years 1941–51 from a sociopolitical standpoint...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Rachel Z. Feldman Abstract The movement to rebuild the Third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount/Haram ash-Sharif in Jerusalem has grown significantly since 2000. The Orthodox Jewish “Women for the Temple” group has come to play a central role in this activism. Women for the Temple activists perform...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Peter Drucker Abstract The project of the French Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU) in Morocco in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—to win social and political equality for Jews through European enlightenment—was intertwined with the French imperial project. Moroccan Jewish women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 78–101.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud The paid labor force participation of women in Arab states has always been among the lowest in the world. The same is true for Palestinian Arab women who are citizens of Israel. In sharp contrast, the paid labor participation of Jewish women in Israel is among the highest...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 56–88.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Smadar Lavie This paper analyzes the failure of Israel’s Ashkenazi (Jewish, of European, Yiddish-speaking origin) feminist peace movement to work within the context of Middle East demographics, cultures, and histories and, alternately, the inabilities of the Mizrahi (Oriental) feminist movement...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and the Jewish ultra-Orthodox Shas Movement in Israel, both explicitly patriarchal religious revivalist groups similar to other movements across the Middle East, finds that these movements offer women powerful liberatory narratives. This paper takes issue with recent arguments that suggest that pious women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 138–141.
Published: 01 March 2008
... as a journalist, decides to return to his native village because city life has become too expensive and fraught with racial tension. Signs like “Arabs out = Peace + Security” have proliferated over the landscape. Moreover, the narrator’s position at a Jewish newspa- per has changed. His reports from...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Is the Gender Identity of Religious Women in Israel Located ” (in Hebrew). In To Be a Jewish Woman , edited by Shilo Margalit , 288 – 308 . Jerusalem : Kolech and Urim . Hartman Tova . 2007 . Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism: Resistance and Accommodation . Waltham, MA : Brandeis...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... weavers in two villages in direct touch with their customers and educates customers about the lives of these women. Davis received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan and did post-doctoral work at Harvard University. Esther Juhasz teaches Jewish folklore...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Ruth Preser; Chen Misgav References Boyarin Daniel , and Boyarin Jonathan . 1993 . “ Diaspora: Generation and the Ground of Jewish Identity .” Critical Inquiry 19 , no. 4 : 693 – 725 . www.jstor.org/stable/1343903 . Puar Jasbir . 2007 . Terrorist Assemblages...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 98–103.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., 1943–51 ,” Palmieri Tommaso “ International Oil Companies and the Reshaping of Gender Relations in Post-colonial Libya, 1950s–1970s ,” Bini Elisabetta “ A Transnational Community? Memories and Narratives of the Jewish Diaspora from Libya ,” Spadaro...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 July 2016
.... Following the protest and its many actors, Lavie, as a Mizrahi feminist activist, a scholar, and a welfare-dependent single mother herself, uses the protest as a case study through which matters of poverty and ruthless neoliberal economy, Israeli intra-Jewish racism, Jewish Ashkenazi domination, nationalism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 45–74.
Published: 01 November 2007
... is AMALIA SA‘AR  49 generally poor compared with that of Jewish Israelis, they are mark- edly better off than most Palestinians in the Palestinian Authority (PA). Consequently, while formal belonging to the Palestinian people culti- vates in Israeli Palestinians a proud-spiteful sense of Otherness...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and feminist activists, for “expressive” support. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 Palestinian women expressive support class single mothers Israel Consistent with family trends in Western societies (Chambers 2012 ) and Jewish Israeli society, 1...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 21–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., was still as high as 2.90 in 2004. Among Jewish Israeli women, the respective figures for the same years were 3.39, 2.79, and 2.59.4 The relatively high fertility rates can be traced back to the cen- trality of the biblical commandment to “be fruitful and multiply” as both...