Equal before God and Humans?
Lecture Series: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights
Religions often face the accusation that their patriarchal structures and traditions leave no space for emancipation.
How do religious Jewish and Muslim women respond to rules that bar them from holding a religious office, discount the value of their testimony in court, and deny them the right to divorce? Do their religious traditions allow for a more emancipatory vision of religious life?
A discussion with Susannah Heschel and Katajun Amirpur. The event is moderated by Hafssa El-Bouhamouchi of the Jewish Museum Berlin.
Susannah Heschel is a professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her research includes Jewish scholarship on Islam. Her book On Being a Jewish Feminist was one of the very first volumes about Jewish feminist perspectives.
Katajun Amirpur is a professor of Islamic Studies and deputy director of the Academy of World Religions at the University of Hamburg. Her publications lend new insight to the debates about the role of Islam in Germany.