Delphine Horvilleur

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Delphine Horvilleur
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Horvilleur in October 2013
Born 1974
Citizenship French
Alma mater Hebrew University
Occupation rabbi

Delphine Horvilleur (born 1974) is France's third female rabbi, and (as of 2012) editor-in-Chief of the quarterly Jewish magazine Revue de pensée(s) juive(s) Tenou'a.[1][2][3][4] She leads a congregation in Paris, and is currently co-leading the Liberal Jewish Movement of France, a Jewish liberal cultural and religious association affiliated to the World Union for Progressive Judaism, which she joined in 2008.[5][6] In 2013 her book "En tenue d’Eve. Féminin, Pudeur et Judaïsme" ("In a Birthday Suit: Feminism, Modesty and Judaism"), which discusses the representation of nudity and modesty in the Bible, was published.[1]

She was born and raised in Nancy, but moved to Jerusalem at the age of 17 and studied life sciences at the Hebrew University.[1] Five years later, she came back to Paris and worked as a journalist.[1] She studied with well-known Jewish scholars, such as French philosopher Marc-Alain Ouaknin and ex-Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, and eventually moved to New York and studied at Drisha Yeshiva.[1] She was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2008, and later returned to France.[6] In 2016, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem awarded her a special commendation.[7]

Publications[edit]

  • (en) Notarikon: The Rabbinic Art of Word-breaking, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Brookdale Center, 2008.
  • (en) Lifting the Curtain - The theatrical Kol Nidre [archive], article of Delphine Horvilleur in the collective work All these Vows [archive] published by rabbin Lawrence A. Hoffman (en), 2011, Jewish Lights Publishing.
  • (fr) En tenue d’Ève : féminin, pudeur et judaïsme, Grasset, 2013
  • (fr) Comment les rabbins font les enfants, Grasset, 2015
  • (fr) with Rachid Benzine, Des mille et une façons d’être juif ou musulman, Seuil, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Benhamou, Rebecca (2013-06-21). "No liberté and égalité in France for women rabbis". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  2. ^ "32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY - Paris from 15th till 18th July 2012 - Rabbin Delphine HORVILLEUR". Paris2012.eu. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  3. ^ "Delphine Horvilleur : " Pour rester vivante, la religion doit être bousculée " - societe - Elle". Elle.fr. 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  4. ^ (French) Sonia Sarah Lipsyc,"Delphine Horvilleur, 3ème femme rabbin en France", 6 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Our Rabbis". Mjlf.org. 27 September 2008. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  6. ^ a b Halpern, Gilad (2012-07-08). "Just don't call her 'Monsieur le rabbin' - Israel News". Haaretz. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  7. ^ Klug, Lisa (2016-09-05). "France's foremost female rabbi takes a stab at the patriarchy". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 2016-12-16.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Website of the Tenou’a magazine