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Women's Torah Study: The Idea and the Meaning
By Dr. Hanah Kehat

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Applications for the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Grants (Student, Research, Travel, Translation) can be submitted untill January 1 , 2014.

For more information please contact jwmn.biu@gmail.com

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Conference in Honor of Prof Tamar Ross (January 3, 2007):

On January 3rd, 2007 more that one hundred and fifty people joined the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Center for the Study of Women in Judaism along with the Guwertz Center for Gender Studies, the Philosophy Department and the Midrasha L’nashim to honor Professor Tamar Ross who is retiring this year.

The conference took place in the Feldman building where speakers spoke to a full audience of friends, family, former students and colleagues. There was immense praise to be said for Professor Ross who has been teaching in Bar Ilan for many years. During her academic career she published over fifty articles in various scholarly journals and lectured widely at various institutions in Israel and abroad. One touching moment at the conference was an introduction given by R. Yitzhak Kraus, who collected warm remarks from several of Prof. Ross’s students and shared them with the audience.

The conference incorporated speakers from Tamar’s major areas of concentration, The Mussar Movement, Rav Kook and Contemporary Judaism, and Jewish Theology and Feminism.

Tamar Ross’s very popular book Expanding the Palace of Torah (UPNE, 2004) was published with the support of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Center for the Study of Women in Judaism.