Happy Women’s History Month! Help JWA continue to lift up Jewish women’s stories, this month and every month, by making a gift today!
Close [x]

Show [+]

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University, California. Her first book, Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender (2000), won the Salo Baron Price for a best first book in Jewish Studies of that year. She has written a number of articles on various aspects of gender in rabbinic literature. Currently, she is working on two projects: one, a book about rabbinic ideas of life in the Diaspora, focusing on the eruv, and another on sexual identity and gender in Jewish law.

Articles by this author

Gender Identity In Halakhic Discourse

Jewish law is based on an assumption of gender duality, and fundamental mishnaic texts indicate that this halakhic duality is not conceived symmetrically.


Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Get JWA in your inbox

Read the latest from JWA from your inbox.

sign up now

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert." (Viewed on March 1, 2024) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/fonrobert-charlotte>.