Women in Judaism
Guided Tour for Adults
This tour traces the role of women in Judaism from the creation myth to the Middle Ages to the present by considering prominent and lesser-known life stories.
One unique story is that of the merchant Glikl of Hamelin, whose memoirs have survived from the seventeenth century. They give a glimpse into the life of an observant Jew who was also a businesswoman, a mother of fourteen, and a business traveler.
In the nineteenth century, the Reform movement gave women new self confidence. Bertha Pappenheim, founder of the Jewish Women's League, and Regina Jonas, the first woman rabbi, both benefited from new rights and opportunities.
We also talk about twentieth-century female Jewish artists and writers whose lives were shaped by religious, social, and political ideas.
60 euros (plus admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)
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