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Sunday, December 8 • 4:55pm - 5:50pm
Chick Flicks Revisited: A Tale of a Woman and a Robe

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Sponsored by Susan Fader and Lawrence Krule in honor of their friend Steve Klitsner.

A Tale of a Woman and a Robe
 is a series of film clips exploring the difficult process that women converts go through as they ritually immerse in front of an all-male panel of rabbis. The clips, which dramatize the women’s experiences of privacy and gaze under the watchful eye of the male bet din, include interviews with three leading Orthodox rabbis in Israel. The session will be accompanied by a panel discussion with the director, Nurit Jacobs Yinon, using these clips as a launching point to discuss the dynamics of women’s conversion.   

 

 



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Nurit Jacobs-Yinon

Nurit Jacobs-Yinon is an independent filmmaker (branded Aluma Films), director & producer focusing in the field documentary projects and video-arts. Nurit's films were screened at film festivals all around the world; "Covanent"(2005) won the "Best documentary" in the Religious film festival in Italy 2007; “Holy Stone”(2006) short video art, an episode of the ”Moment Jerusalem” project for the International Jerusalem Film Festival 2007... Read More →
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Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld

Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld is studying towards dayanut (for conversions and issues of marriage and divorce) at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership and teaches Talmud in the Hartman High School for Girls in Jerusalem. She holds a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she wrote her dissertation on “Talmudic Re-readings: Toward a Modern Orthodox Sexual Ethic” as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. A... Read More →
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Susan Weiss

Susan Weiss, Esq. has been actively working to find solutions for the problems of Jewish women and divorce for over 20 years, first as a private attorney, then as the founder and director of Yad L'Isha from 1997-2004, and now as the founder and executive director of the Center for Women's Justice (CWJ). She is also an editor of “The Law and its Decisor” (a quarterly journal published by Bar Ilan University Law School) and has written... Read More →


Sunday December 8, 2013 4:55pm - 5:50pm
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