Women of the Wall founder Haberman dies

June 28, 2015

Her work in and out of academy fuses critical interpretation of texts and culture with passion for social betterment.

She made aliya in 1988, but returned to the US to teach until 2004. At Brandeis, Haberman founded and directed the Mistabra Institute for Jewish Textual Activism – addressing difficult texts and social problems using performance arts.

The latest Woman of the Wall prayer gathering at the Western Wall last week was dedicated to Haberman.

Haberman is survived by her husband Shmuel Browns and five children.

Rereading Israel is an Award Winner!

January 31, 2013

RereadingIsraelWeb1We are proud to announce that Rereading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter by Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman was a finalist winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience!

Praise for the Book

“Bonna Devora Haberman’s highly original book examines modern Israel – its achievements and its travails – through the prism of the religious texts and traditions that sustained the Jewish nation in exile. At once brisk and spiritual, Rereading Israel finds inspiration in those sources for the construction of a mature, fulfilled Jewish nation state.”
-David Horovitz

“Rereading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter is a deeply learned, fluent case for a Zionism that is passionate, faithful and innovative all at once. Neither stuffy nor superficial, this is a book to ignite those who will carry the Zionist dream into the future.”
-Rabbi David J. Wolpe

About the Author

Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman has taught at the Hebrew University, Harvard University and Brandeis University, where she founded and directed the Mistabra Institute for Textual Activism, addressing difficult social problems with creative strategies and performance arts.

Book Launch of ReReading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter!

September 24, 2012

Don’t miss our book launch event – live music, provocative study, stimulating conversation, inspiring ideas

 ReReading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter by Bonna Devora Haberman

Saturday night, September 29th, 8:30 pm

10 HaGadna Street – enter via the black gate, Old Katamon, Jerusalem

Please RSVP to the Lawrences via

telephone: 052 346-0846 or

email: heidibfleiss@gmail.com

Please dress warmly – we’ll be outside in the garden.

The book will be available for 72₪ =  $18.

We look forward to sharing this work together.

Bonna Devora Haberman