Robbins Collection Annual Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity: Jewish Law and the #MeToo Movemement: A Feminist Perspective

Lecture | February 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Rachel Adler

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Robbins Collection

Rachel Adler is the David Ellenson Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles. She pioneered in integrating feminist perspectives into interpreting Jewish texts and law. Her book Engendering Judaism (1998) is the first by a female theologian to win a National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought. Rabbi Adler has a PhD in Religion and Social Ethics from University of Southern California, rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College in 2012, an M.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University, and an MSW from University of Minnesota.

She has published over 50 articles, many of them reprinted in collections. Recent articles include “For These I Weep: A Theology of Lament,” (CCAR Journal) and “Guardianship of Women in Jewish and Islamic Legal Texts” with Ayesha Chaudhry in Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoning.