Phyllis Chesler

Dr. Phyllis Chesler is the author of 15 books including the landmark feminist classics Women and Madness (1972), Mothers on Trial: The Battle For Children and Custody (1986), Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman (2002) and An American Bride in Kabul(2013) which won a National Jewish Book Award. Together with Rivka Haut, she is co-editor and author of Women of the Wall: Claiming Sacred Ground at Judaism’s Holy Site (2002). Chesler sounded the alarm about rising anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism in the early 21st century (The New Anti-Semitism, 2003) and has published four academic studies about honor killing in Middle East Quarterly. She is a Fellow at The Middle East Forum and is one of the Original Women of the Wall.

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