Join us for a live conversation with Dr. Rachel Ben Dor, the subject of “Four Mothers,” moderated by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe.
Since the creation of the state of Israel, generations of mothers have had to send their sons to war, and the Israeli public has become accustomed to an ethos of sacrifice. During the war in Lebanon, four mothers of active soldiers protested, creating and becoming leaders in a civil movement that challenged this ethos. This groundbreaking women-led protest for peace inspired masses and can be credited with helping end a seemingly interminable war.
Dr. Rachel Ben Dor is a biblical and Talmudic scholar with a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her current research is about women peace advocates in Israel and their use of biblical texts in communicating their movements’ messages. Dr. Ben Dor founded and led the Four Mothers’ grassroots women’s peace movement, which lobbied the Israeli government to stop the war with Lebanon in 2000. Dr. Ben Dor has documented the story of the movement in a book (to be published in Israel in March 2021) and on the web.
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe is the Shulamit Reinharz Director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, a research institute on Jewish women’s and gender studies. Dr. Joffe researches and teaches feminist and legal theory with a focus on Jewish feminism in America and Israel and on gender issues at the intersection between secular and religious law. Dr. Joffe is also a co-founder of the Boston Agunah Taskforce, devoted to research, education and advocacy for women under Jewish family law.+ More... - Less...
CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator. MORE