“For Women and Girls Only: Reshaping Jewish Orthodoxy Through the Arts in the Digital Age”

31 October 2023, 5:00 pm CET

About Location / Accom.

Jessica Roda (Georgetown University)

Mainstream portrayals of ultra-Orthodox Jewish religious women often frame their faith as oppressive: they are empowered only when they leave their community. Jessica Roda flips this notion on its head. Drawing on six years of fieldwork between New York and Montreal, Jessica Roda examines modern performances on the stage and screen directed by and for ultra-Orthodox women. Their incredibly vibrant Jewish artistic scenes defy stereotypes that paint these women as repressed, reclusive to their shtetl (village), and devoid of creativity and agency.

Modern Jewish History Seminar in Prague – Fall 2023

Masaryk Institute and Archives, Czech Academy of Sciences
Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences
Prague Center for Jewish Studies, Charles University

All seminars will be held online.
We will use the videoconferencing software Zoom. You can connect by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82961863362

Please accept our invitation to the Modern Jewish History Seminar in fall 2023.

All sessions are in English.

Contact: Daniela Bartáková, bartakova@mua.cas.cz

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