Prof. Halperin-Kaddari Ruth

Prof.
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Telephone: 
03-5317099
Office: 
Room 309, new wing
Reception hours: 
Meetings should be coordinated in advance

Research

Research interests: 

Family Law; Feminist Jurisprudence; Bioethics

Publications

BOOKS

 Women in Israel: A State of Their Own, University Of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

 

BOOKS EDITED

Democratic Culture, guest editor together with Prof. Tovah Cohen, special volume in memoriam of the late Prof. Dafna Izraeli

One Constitution and One Law to the Man and to the Woman: Women, Rights and the Law during the Mandate Period (Margalit Shiloh, Eyal katvan, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari Eds., Bar-Ilan Press 2011)


ARTICLES

 "Economic Consequences of Divorce: Applying a Universal Equality Norm in a Fragmented Universe" (together with Marsha Freeman), forthcoming in Theoretical Inquiries in Law 2012

"The Hidden Text of Law": The Digital Databases' Effect on the Creation of Knowledge base in Israeli Family Law (together with Bryna Bogoch and Eyal Katvan), 34 Iunei Mishpat 603-640 (Tel-Aviv Studies in law) 2011 (Hebrew)

Between Universal Feminism and Particular Nationalism: politics, religion and gender (in)equality in Israel, (together with Yaacov Yadgar) 31 Third World Quarterly 905-920 (2010)

Introduction: Complex Identities, Divided Identities, (together with Margalit Shiloh, Eyal katvan), in One Constitution and One Law to the Man and to the Woman: Women, Rights and the Law during the Mandate Period (Margalit Shiloh, Eyal katvan, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari Eds., Bar-Ilan Press 2010)

"When the Woman becomes a Lawyer": Rosa Ginzberg-Ginossar and The battle over Women's Right to Serve as Lawyers During the British mandate over Israel, (together with Eyal Katvan), in One Constitution and One Law to the Man and to the Woman: Women, Rights and the Law during the Mandate Period (Margalit Shiloh, Eyal katvan, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari Eds., Bar-Ilan Press 2010)

"The Feminist Proposal is Really Ridiculous": The battle over Women's Right to Practice Law in Pre-State Palestine, (together with Eyal Katvan), 25 Mehkarei Mishpat 237-284 (Bar-Ilan Law Studies) (2009) (Hebrew)

Cooptation, Cooperation and Resistance: Mediation and Divorce Professionals in Israel, (together with Bryna Bogoch), 14 International Journal of the Legal Profession 115-145 (2007)

\The Voice is the Voice of Mediation, but the Hands are the Hands of the Law: Mediation and Divorce in Israel, (together with Bryna Bogoch), 49 Hapraklit 293-332 (2007) (Hebrew)

Moral Considerations in Family Law and a Feminist Reading of Family Cases in Israel, in Readings in Feminism, Gender and Law (Barak-Erez et. Al. Eds, Nevo Publication 2007) 651-698 (Hebrew)

Rosa Ginzberg-Ginossar, (together with Eyal Katvan) entry in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, Moshe Shalvi ed., Shalvi Publishing Ltd., in press.

"Divorce Israeli Style: Professional Perceptions of Gender and Power in Mediated and Lawyer- Negotiated Divorces", (together with Bryna Bogoch), 28 Law and Policy 137-163 (2006).

Feminist Legal Theory, Social Change, and the Advancement of Women in Israel, 10 Tarbut Demokratit (Democratic Culture) 163-190 (2006) (Hebrew)

Wife Support: From Perception of Difference to Perception of [In]Equality, 7 Mishpat u'Mimshal (Haifa Studies in Law and Governance) 767-811 (2003), (Hebrew).

Expressions of Legal Pluralism in Israel, in Jewish Family Law in the State of Israel, Michael D.A. Freeman ed., Global Publications State University of New York: Binghamton, 185-244 (2002).

Gender and Divorce Mediation in Israel, (together with Bryna Bogoch and Yael Ronen), 7 Hamishpat 335-372 (2002) (Hebrew).

"And Thou Shall Teach Them to your Sons, Not to your Daughters" - Inclusion and Exclusion of Women in Halakhic Language, 18 Mehkarei Mishpat (Bar-Ilan Law Studies) 353-372 (2002) (Hebrew).

Women, Religion and Multiculturalism in Israel, 5 UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs 339-366 (2000) [also published in Hebrew translation and in English in Zivion: Jolson Center for Israel, Judaism and Democracy, position paper no. 4]

Towards Concluding Civil Family Law - Israel Style, 17 Mehkarei Mishpat (Bar-Ilan Law Studies) 105-157 (2001) (Hebrew).

"Tav Lemeitav Tan Du Milmeitav Armalu": An Analysis of the Presumption, 4:1 Edah Journal Iyar 2004 (http://www.edah.org)


More on Legal Pluralism in Israel (Following Rozen-Zvi ‘Subject, Community, and Legal Pluralism) 22 Tel-Aviv Univ. L. Rev. 559-577 (2000) (Hebrew).

To Leave Life Behind: Maternal-Fetal Relationship and Post-Mortem Cesareans, in Dilemmas in medical Ethics, Raffi Cohen-Almagor ed., Van-Lear Institute: Jerusalem 2002, 107-136 (Hebrew).

Redefining Parenthood, 29 California Western Int'l L. J. (Spring 1999), 313-337.

Two who are One, One who is Two: Maternal-Fetal Relationship and Substance Abuse during Pregnancy, 6 Plilim (Israel Journal of Criminal Justice) 261-338 (1997) (Special issue on Sex and Gender in Criminal Law) (Hebrew).

Rethinking Legal Pluralism in Israel: The Interaction between the High Court of Justice and Rabbinical Courts, 20(3) Tel Aviv University Law Review 683-747 (1997) (Hebrew).

Husband's Adultery as a Ground for Divorce, 7 Mehkarei Mishpat (Bar-
Ilan Law Studies) 297-329 (1989) (Hebrew).


CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Commentary in Jewish Political Tradition: Community (Michael Walzer, Menachem Lorberboim, Noam Zohar & Eds., Yale University Press forthcoming 2011)

 

 

Work in progress

HEBREW


BOOK (AUTHOR)

  1. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, ryna Bogoch & Eyal Katvan, Exposing Family Secrets: Judicial Decision-Making and the Publication of Family Court's Decisions in the Age of Computerized Databases.

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CURRENT POSITION

Director, the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman International Center for the Advancement of the Status Women,
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Teaching and Research areas: family law; feminist critic of law; women and religion; international women's rights

Member and former Vice-Chair, the Committee on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), The United-Nations


ACADEMIC CAREER

Since 1992

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Associate Professor (since April 2007).
Teaching and Research areas: family law; feminist critic of law; women and religion; international women's rights .
Director, the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman International Center for the Advancement of the Status Women (since 2001).

 

Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
Visiting Scholar (July-August 2003)

AWARDS:

The Israeli Bar Association Central District Person of the Year in Law (2010)
The International Award for Woman of Courage, U.S. State Department (2007)
The Tzeltner Award for excellent young legal scholar in Israel (2000)
The Pogach Award for research in Jewish Law (2001-2002)
The Belush Israel Feminist Award, US/Israel Women to Women (2002)
The Dafna Izraeli Award for Gender Research (together with Dr. Bryna Bogoch) (2004)
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award (together with Dr. Eyal Katvan) (2006)
The Eleanor P. Jacobson Woman of Valor Award for Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Exceptional Research Award Applicants (together with Dr. Eyal Katvan) (2006)


GRANTS:

 

Israel Science Foundation 2000-2001, research grant: "Gender, Power and Professional Practice in Divorce cases in Israel", with Dr. Bryna Bogoch, Political Science Department, Bar-Ilan University

Israel Science Foundation 2005-2008, research grant: "Exposing Family Secrets: Judicial Decision-Making and the Publication of Family Courts' Decisions in the Age of Computerized Databases", with Dr. Bryna Bogoch, Political Science Department, Bar-Ilan University and Mr. Eyal Katvan, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 2006 

The United-Nations, Committee on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Member
Vice-Chair ( 2009-2010)
Chair of the Working Group on a new General Recommendation on the Economic Consequences of Marriage and its Dissolution

2011

E.M.T. Prize, Prime Minister's Office, Jerusalem, Israel
Member of the Prize selection committee

2011

Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel
Member of the Nomination Committee to the post of Sharia'a Courts' General Administrator

Since 2010

Minerva Institute, Hebrew University & Tel-Aviv University
Board member

2010

The Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel
Committee on Family and Rabbinical Courts' Jurisdiction, member

November 2009

High Court of South Africa, Western-Cape High Court, Cape-Town, South Africa
Expert witness concerning distribution of marital property under Israeli law

2002-2008

The Prime Minister's Office, Jerusalem, Israel
Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women

2008-2009

UNRISD, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Member of research group on Religion, Politics and Gender Equality

Since 2007

Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Center on Women and Judaism, Bar-Ilan University
Member of the Prize Committee

2003-2006

The United-Nations, Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Head of the Israeli delegation to the 47th - 50th sessions of the CSW

April 2006

Fulbright - The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Member of the selection committee for Doctorate Grants

Since 2006

Association for Civil Rights, Israel
Member of the Emil Grinzweig Human Rights Prize committee

January 2006

European Court of Human Rights, Strassburg
Expert Witness concerning the implementation of the Hague Convention in Israel

2005-2008

Israel Bar Association
Director, annual continuing education programs on family law

December 2004

UNECE Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 10-year review of Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing +10)
Head of the Israeli delegation; Panelist

March 2004

Federal Court, Florida
Expert Witness concerning the implementation of the Hague Convention in Israel

Since 2002

Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Academic Supervisor, Legal Aid for Women in Divorce Clinic

2000-2001

The Ministry of Justice & The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel
Prepared the official Israeli Third Periodic Report under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) of the United Nations in November 2001, and presented at the UN in July 2005.

1997- 2000

The Interdisciplinary Center for Business, Law and Technology, Herzelia, Israel
Lecturing in Family Law; Feminist Jurisprudence; Bioethics.

1999 - 2003

The Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel
The Children's Rights Reform Committee: Member of the Plenary; Member of the Sub-Committee on the Child Within the Family; Member of the Working Group on Parental Responsibility

Since 2002

 I.C.A.R. - International Coalition for Agunah Rights, Member of the Plenary Committee, Member of the Legal Committee

Since 2000

The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Women in Jewish Law

1996- 1997

The Ministry of Justice & The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel
Prepared the official Israeli Combined Initial and Second Report under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) of the United Nations in March 1997, and presented at the UN in July 1997.

1996- 1999

The Knesset, Committee for the Advancement of Women
Legal Counselor for the Sub-Committee on Family Law.

Since 1997

Kolech: Religious Women's Forum, Co-Founder; Member; Member of the Working Group on the Preparation of a Model Prenuptial Agreement; Member of the Policy Board

1997-2000

The Israeli Association for Gender and Feminist Studies, Co-Founder; Board Member

Since 1994

 The Israeli Women's Network, Member of the Legal Team

Since 1994

 Member of the Israeli Bar Association.

1994

Mendelson & Yarkoni, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Legal Internship, specializing in Family Law.

1993

Supreme Court of Israel
Clerkship for Justice Prof. Aharon Barak (former Chief Justice of the Sup.Ct.)

EDUCATION

Beit-Morasha, Institute for Higher Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
Fellow, the Program for Leaders of the Movement for Higher Jewish Learning for Women (2003-2004 academic year)

Tel-Aviv University, Department of Sociology, Tel Aviv, Israel
Post-Doctoral Fellow (1996-1997 academic year)
AWARDS: The Schuff Award.

Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
J.S.D. June 1993, dissertation titled: "The Interaction Between Religious Systems of Adjudication and the Secular Legal System", Chair of the J.S.D. Committee: Prof. Burke Marshall.
AWARDS: Fulbright Scholarship Grant (Awarded for the full period of studies abroad); JD Rockefeller 3rd Fellowship at the Program on Non-Profit Institutions at Yale (summer 1991); Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
LL.M. May 1990.

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
LL.B. June 1989 Summa Cum Laude, Rank 1/80
AWARDS: Dean's List (1986-1988); The Israeli Knesset Distinction (1988); Finkel Award for promising women students (1988-1989); First place winner at the Willer Fund Contest in original studies in Jewish Law (1987).

 

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

2005 Director of academic course on Family law, The Israel Bar Association
2001-2002 Director of academic course for Advisors on the Status of Women in Municipal Councils, under the auspice of the Prime Minister's Office
1997-1998 Director of programs for lawyers on Family Law, Center for Business Law, Bar-Ilan University.

1997-2010 Organization of Academic Conferences (partial list):
Women, Rights and Law in Pre-State Israel (Bar-Ilan, March 2011)
The Rackman Center's Annual Conferences on Women, Family and the Law (Bar-Ilan, every January since 2003)
International Society of Family Law Regional Conference in Israel (Bar-Ilan University and Sha'arei Mishpat Law College, June 2009)
"Gender, Religion and Society", Int'l conference, the Gender Interdisciplinary program (Bar-Ilan, May 2006)
Solutions to Get Refusals in Civil Laws (Bar-Ilan, Spetember 2005)
"Creating in God's Image: Ethical Challenges in Stem Cell Research and In-Vitro Fertilization", Int;l conference in cooperation with Columbia University (Bar-Ilan, Spetember 2005)
The Israel Bar Association Annual Conference (Eilat, May 2005, 2006)
Woman and her Judaism (Jerusalem, June 2005)
Second Annual Conference on Women, Family and Law (Bar-Ilan, January 2005)
First Annual Conference on Women, Family and Law (Bar-Ilan, January 2004)
Feminist Legal Education (Bar-Ilan, January 2003)
Woman and her Judaism (Jerusalem, July 1999)
Marriage, Liberty and Equality: Shall the Three Walk Together? (Bar-Ilan, June 1999)
Family Courts' Handling of Family Violence (Bar-Ilan, March 1999)
New Reproductive Technologies (Bar-Ilan, February 1998)
Founding Conference of the Israeli Association for Feminist Studies (Bar-Ilan, January 1998)
Family Court in Israel (Bar-Ilan, January 1998)
Organ Transplantation in Israel (Bar-Ilan, November 1997)

1997-2010 Selected Academic and Public Lectures:
Keynote Speaker, Annual meeting of the International Federation of
Women in Legal Careers (Jerusalem, May 2011)
Panelist, World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue (Baku, Uzbekistan, April 2011)
Economic Consequences of Marriage and its Dissolution (International conference on Rights and Obligations in the Contemporary Family, Tel-Aviv University, January 2011)
Gender Justice in the Family (Institute of Advanced Judicial Studies, Jerusalem, November 2010)
Panelist, Jewish Values, law and Defending Women's Human Rights (the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, New York, July 2010)
Keynote Address, International Conference on "Gender, Peace and Security: Local Interpretations of International Norms" (the Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, May 2010)
Speaker, CEDAW Turns 30: Much Accomplished and More to Come (the American Bar Association Spring meeting, New York, April 2010)
Panelist, Child Custody and the Tender Years' Presumption in Israel in Light of the Forthcoming Schnit Committee's Recommendations (Israel Bar Association Annual Meeting, Eilat, January 2010)
Religion Revisited Conference, Heinrich-Boell Stiftung & UNRISD (Berlin, June 2009)
The Meeting of Theory and Practice on the International Spheres: The Acceptance of CEDAW and the place of NGOs (1st Gender in the Field Annual Conference, Bar-Ilan, May 2009)
International Human Rights Law as a Confrontational Setting: Religion v. Egalitarian Family Norms (International Society of Family Law Regional Conference in Israel, Bar-Ilan University and Sha'arei Mishpat Law College, June 2009)
An Egalitarian Family as an International Norm?
(Family - An International Affair, the Concord Center 4th Conference, College of Management School of Law, March 2009)
Is Religion bad for women, and what should the State do about it? (Religion, Politics, Society and the State Conference, The Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Diaspora, Bar-Ilan University, January 2009)
Religion, Politics and Gender Equality, Workshop, UNRISD - United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (Istanbul, May 2008)
"Gender and the Struggle Over Jurisdiction between Rabbinical Courts and Civil Courts in Israel" (Untying the Knots Conference, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, April 2008)
James Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, presentation at "Women in the Middle East: A Contemporary Assessment" (May 2007)
Yale Law School, Schell Center for Human Rights (February 2007)
Brandeis University, The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law, "Women, Equality and Rabbinic Law", Keynote Speaker, (February 2007)
Gender [In]Equality in Israel: Do International Norms Make a Difference? (International Influences on National Legal Systems, Fulbright Israel/USIEF 50th Anniversary Symposium, January 2006)
Gender [In]Equality in Religious and Civil Family Law: The Backlash? (Religion, Gender and Politics: An International Dialogue, Harvard Divinity School's Women's Studies in Religion Program and the Jerusalem Van-Leer Institute, Januray 2006)
The Creation of Family Law in Israel (The Judges, The Courts, and Israeli Society, Haifa University Faculty of Law together with the Supreme Court, May 2005)
"Becoming a person": Rosa Ginsberg-Ginossar's battle to become a lawyer in Palestine (Law, Gender and Social Change Conference, Tel-Aviv University, April 2005)
Developments in Family Law Jurisdiction (Family Law Lectures, the Israeli Bar Association, March 2005)
Divorce Agreements (Annual Meeting, Family Law Division, Israeli Bar Association, Eilat, January 2005)
Retroactive Voidance of the Get (Address to all members of Family Courts Judges, November 2004)
"And though shall teach them to your sons, not your daughters" (Keynote Speaker at the Israel Association for Applied Linguistics, October 2004)
Women in Israel (The Wisentil Center for Tolerance, NY, on behalf of the Israeli Consulate, September 2004)
Civil Law of Spousal Support in Israel (Annual Meeting of the Israeli Bar Association, Eilat, May 2004)
The Barbara Black Lecture Series on Gender and Law, Columbia Law School: Remember the Ladies: Women, Religion and Law in Israel (February 2004)
Women, Men, and [Jewish] Divorce: Whose Justice is it? (Address at JOFA, NY February 2004)
Changes in Women's Status under Jewish Law (Center for Religion, Society and State, Jerusalem, June 2003)
The New Family: Law and Social Change (Address to all members of Family Courts Judges, April 2003)
Divorce Mediation (Family Law Lectures, the Israeli Bar Association, March 2003)
Feminist Challenges of the Family (Address to Family Law Judges, June 2002)
Exclusion and Inclusion of Women in Halakhic Language (Law and Literature Conference, BIU, May 2002)
Economic Consequences of Divorce (Special lecture, the Israeli Bar Association, January 2002, March 2003)
Prenuptial Agreements (Family Law Lectures, the Israeli Bar Association, December 2001, March 2003)
Annulment of Betrothal as a Solution for the Agunah Problem (Special lecture, the Israeli Bar Association, November 2001)
Challenges Facing Religious Zionism Today (Edah Conference of Modern Orthodoxy, Jerusalem, October 2001)
Feminist Legal Theories and the Status of Women in Israel (Int'l Conference on Women and Law, Van-Lear Jerusalem Institute, March 2001; Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Budapest, May 2001)
Colonizing Women - The Israeli Perspective (UCLA J. Int'l L. & Foreign Affairs Conference, April 2000)
Any Marriage Better than None? (3rd International Conference on Feminism & Orthodoxy, JOFA, New York, February 2000)
Gender Construction in halakhic Marriage and Divorce (BIU, June 1999; Orthodox Feminism Conference, Jerusalem July 1999)
Redefining Parenthood: American and Israeli Perspectives (Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 1999)
Toward Civil Family Law in Israel (BIU, January 1999; Address to Judges, April & June 1999, March 2000)
Women in Israel at Israel's Jubilee (President's Residence, October 1998)
Developments in Alimony and Maintenance in Israel (Lectures to lawyers, Haifa and BIU, March and May 1998)
Parenthood Following the New Reproductive Technologies (Address to Judges, Jerusalem, May 1998)
Towards Redefinition of Parenthood (BIU, February 1998)
Post-Mortem Cesarean Sections (Van-Lear Institute, January 1998)
Determination of the Moment of Death (BIU, November 1997)
Drug-abuse by Pregnant Women (Hebrew Univ., January 1997)

 

 

Courses

 99-212-02 דיני משפחה

99-522-01 סיוע משפטי לנשים בענייני משפחה

99-824-01 ביקורת פמיניסטית של המשפט (סמינריון)

99-824-02/03 ביקורת פמיניסטית של המשפט (סמינריון)