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

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Book Event in Honor of Prof. Margalit Shilo (June 11, 2008):

In a wonderful tribute to the important work of Prof. Margalit Shilo, the Center for the Study of Women in Judaism celebrated the recent publication of her book "The Challenge of Gender: Women in the Early Yishuv" (Hakibbutz Hameuhad, 2007). Prof. Shilo is the head of the department of the Land of Israel studies at Bar-Ilan University.

The evening in her honor, on June 11, 2008, was co-hosted by the Gender Studies Program. Dr. Gur Alroey and Prof. Debbie Bernstein (both of Haifa University) spoke, and Dr. Lilach Rosenberg (Bar Ilan University) chaired the session. Prof. Bernstein, a long time friend and colleague of Prof. Shilo talked about the characteristics of her work and about the extent of her contribution to studying of the land of Israel and gender studies. Dr. Alroey examined the case of abandoned women in pre-mandate Israel and discussed the influences of Prof. Shilo's work on his own.