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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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Discourse and Gender in Israel (January 24, 2007):

The first interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Gender in Israel took place at Bar-Ilan University on January 24th and 25th, 2007.

The aim of the Conference was to provide a forum for presentation of research about feminist and gender discourses, focusing on the language by and about women in a variety of social and cultural contexts. It engaged scholars who have studied women's discourse from diverse fields, such as legal texts, mass communication, educational and religious texts, literature and film and those who have examined the potential of language to challenge and transform gender relations.

The feedback of the conference was overwhelmingly positive, and the participants were very enthusiastic and expressed their wish for continuity. Moreover, the conference attracted the media interest and there was wide coverage of it. A few articles were published in different newspapers, and some of the researchers were interviewed in radio programs.

We expect that discourse and gender will become a focus of debate on the public agenda.