Jewish feminist Judith Plaskow to deliver 2017 Herman Lecture

Media Advisory Release Date: April 19, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Media are invited to attend the 2017 Max and Pearl Herman Lecture featuring influential feminist thinker Dr. Judith Plaskow.

Plaskow wrote the very first book of Jewish feminist theology 26 years ago, the 1991 classic Standing at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective. This landmark book critiqued the patriarchal foundations of Judaism and led to a watershed moment in Jewish thought, as feminist-minded scholars and practitioners alike sought to reshape the tradition in ways that supported women’s full participation in Jewish leadership and worship.

Plaskow is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Manhattan College, New York. She writes and speaks extensively on the subject of Jewish feminism and theology. She is the author/co-author of several other books on feminism and religion, including The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics (2005), Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (1989), as well as last year’s Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology. She is co-founder of the Journal of Religious Studies in Religion and has formerly served as president of the American Academy of Religion.  

Plaskow will deliver a lecture entitled Bathroom Anxiety: Frankness, Disgust and the Dilemmas of Being Human.

The Max and Pearl Herman Lecture is presented annually by the University of Regina Department of Religious Studies and features speakers focused on Judaism and religious tolerance.

The lecture will take place:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00 p.m.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery, Agra Torchinsky Salon

For more information, contact 306-337-3114.


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