Tova Hartman

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Tova Hartman (born 1957), scholar and social entrepreneur, is the Dean of Humanities at the Kiryat Ono Academic College. She was formerly Professor of Gender Studies and Education at Bar Ilan University,[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 most recently authored Are You Not a Man Of God? Devotion, Betrayal and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition. 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.

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  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.

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  • 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