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Feminism in Israel


Individual Feminists:

Bat-Ami Bar On

Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger

Other Feminists:

Marcia Freedman

Ellen Shohat

Internet Sites:

[Some of this information was contributed by Shlomit Schuster.]

The Haifa Feminist Center -- Isha L'Isha is the most veteran feminist center in Israel. They promote a multi-ethnic radical feminist outlook in Israel. For more information on the Center, please contact Paula Kass Mills here.

Bridges: A Journal for Jewish Feminist and Our Friends can be accessed here.

The Jewish Feminst Resources page can be reached here.

You can reach the KIDMA Project for the Advancement of Women in Israel, directed by Marilyn P. Safir, here.


      Bernstein, Deborah S., ed. Pioneers and Homemakers: Jewish Women in Pre-State Israel. SUNY Press, 1992.

      Bird, Phyllis A. Missing Persons and Mistaken Identities: Women and Gender in Ancient Israel. Fortress Press, 1997.

      Freedman, Marcia. Exile in the Promised Land: A Memoir. Firebrand Books, 1990.

      Grant, Linda. "The Supermarket of Gender Politics: Men v. Women in the Nineties." The Jewish Quarterly. 165 (Spring 1997): 5-8.

      Maddy-Wetzman, Edie, "She May Have the Cure: Equality in the Calssroom," in WIN: Women's International Net, Issue 2. You can read this article here.

      Mayer, Tamar, ed. Women and the Israeli Occuption: The Politics of Change. Routledge, 1994.

      Moore, Tracy. Lesbiot: Israeli Lesbians Talk About Sexuality, Feminism, Judaism and Their Lives. Cassell, 1995.

      Shiloh, Dina, "The Likud's Iron Lady: Limor Livnat," in WIN: Women's International Net, Issue 5B (January 1998). You can read this article here.

      Shiloh, Dina, "A Rite of Passage: Women in the Israeli Army," WIN: Women's International Net, Issue 10B (June 1998). You can read this article here.

      Wandor, Michelle. "The Sex Divide in Jewish Culture: A Meditation on Jewishness and Gender." The Jewish Quarterly 165 (Spring 1997): 12-13.

      Yishai, Yael. Between the Flag and the Banner: Women in Israeli Politics. SUNY Press, 1996.

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