Miniskirts and Burkas

In the recently published book “Dalla Minigonna al Burqa? (San Paolo publisher), three women of different religions – Judaism (Shulamit Furstenberg-Levi), Christianity (Rita Torti) and Islam (Sumaya Abdel Qader), respond to five questions pertaining to the relationship between their religion and women: the questions touch on the marginality of women in religion; the attitude of religions towards the body; the tension between veiling and revealing in tradition, modernity and feminism; the relevance of dress code to religion and – finally – each one of these three scholars’ vision of the future of women in religion and in society.

Prof. Shulamit Furstenberg-Levi teaches the course “Italy and the Jews: History and Culture, from the Renaissance to the Present” at ISI Florence.