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Yaffa Schlesinger

Author and Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Travels from Forest Hills, NY

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Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History


Yaffa Schlesinger did her Ph.D. in the sociology of law at New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She has written on sex roles and social change in the Kibbutz, Hadassah (the National Zionist Women's Organization in America), the gay synagogue, and the Jewish response to AIDS. She also wrote the book An Interview with My Grandparent, which was published in 1998. She taught courses on deviance, the sociology of the family, and the sociology of art and is a co-editor of "Course Syllabi in the Sociology of Culture" published by the American Sociological Association. She has published numerous articles on Sociology of the family, Sociology of art and Sociology of inequality. She has given seminars, directed independent studies and lectured on the sociology of the Jewish family. Yaffa resides in Forest Hills, NY. She has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

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