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Rubies and Rebels

Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Susannah Heschel, Lynne Segal

04/03/2007 5:00 pm
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Continuing in the long tradition of Jewish women causing trouble Susannah Heschel, Julia Neuberger and Lynne Segal explored the impact of the Women’s Movement on Judaism and vice versa. These three formidable women discussed the contradictions and inspirations that come with the overlapping territory at the intersections of Feminism and Jewishness which has shaped their own lives as educators, agitators and activists.

Rabbi Julia Neuberger

Rabbi Julia Neuberger is Senior Rabbi at West London Synagogue, and was the second woman rabbi in the UK, the first to have a congregation of her own worldwide. She is a cross bench member of the House of Lords and a social commentator, writing and broadcasting on a variety of social and religious issues.

Susannah Heschel

Susannah Heschel is Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. The recipient of many fellowships and awards, her scholarship encompasses feminism as well as religion.

Lynne Segal

Lynne Segal is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College. She has written a number of books including Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism; Slow Motion: Changing Men; Changing Masculinities; Straight Sex: the Politics of Pleasure; Why Feminism: Gender, Psychology, Politics and Making Trouble: Life and Politics. She co-wrote Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism with Sheila Rowbotham and Hilary Wainwright, updated 2013. Her latest book is Out of Time: the Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing.

Dina Rabinovitch

Dina Rabinovitch is a writer and critic, with four children whom she had young, breast-fed forever and she still got breast cancer!