Linda Gradstein, previous award-winning NPR correspondent based in Jerusalem, will speak as part of The Annual Henry Samuel Levinson Lecture:

Women in Israeli Society: The Army, the Rabbis, and Me

About the lecture: While Israel is widely admired for including women in army service and for being among the first countries to elect a female Prime Minister, Israeli women face many of the same challenges as females worldwide as well as issues unique to Israel. In this talk, Gradstein addresses the issues as she has seen and lived them: from her own experiences with rabbinic courts to her daughter’s army service and beyond.

About Gradstein: Linda Gradstein is a professor of journalism at NYU-Tel Aviv and Hebrew University as well as a freelance journalist. For 20 years she was the NPR correspondent based in Jerusalem. She has covered every major story in Israel for the past 30 years and won several awards for her coverage. She lives with her family in Jerusalem.

This event is free and open to the public. There is free parking in the Walker Deck.

Registration is required. Register here.


Hosted by the Jewish Studies program in UNCG’s Religious Studies Department.

Made possible by The Herman and Zelda Bernard Distinguished Professorship in Jewish Studies, the Henry Samuel Levinson Program Endowment for Jewish Studies, the Barbara Colchamiro Endowment, and the Judith Rosenstock Hyman Jewish Studies Program Endowment