Tova Hartman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Tova Hartman is a Professor of Gender Studies and Education at Bar Ilan University of Ramat Gan,[1] specializing in gender and religion, and gender and psychology. She is the author of a book on Jewish and Catholic mothers, titled Appropriately Subversive, as well as a book on the crossroads of Jewish Tradition and modern feminism, titled Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism, which won the National Jewish Book Award in 2008. She is a founder of Kehillat Shira Hadasha, a congregation organized to increase women's participation and leadership within traditional Jewish prayer and halakha.[2][3][4] She is the daughter of Rabbi Prof. David Hartman.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rachel Silverman (February 15, 2007). "Where Do We Go From Here?". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ Vernon Kurtz (March 12, 2009). "Creating a space for God’s presence". Shalom Hartman Institute. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  3. ^ Barbara Sofer (February 1, 2007). "The Human Spirit: Who's afraid of Shira Hadasha?". JPost. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  4. ^ Ben Harris (February 14, 2007). "Feminist group marks progress, but not on the issue of agunot". JTA. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 

External links[edit]


  • Hartman, T., Appropriately Subversive: Modern Mothers in Traditional Religions, Harvard University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-674-00886-3
  • Hartman, T. and Marmon, M., "Lived Regulations, Systemic Attributions Menstrual Separation and Ritual Immersion in the Experience of Orthodox Jewish Women." Gender & Society 18:3, pp. 389–408 (2004)
  • "Orthodox Group Fetes Traditional Roles", Forward, May 11, 2001