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Islamic and Jewish Religious Feminism: Similarities, Parallels and InteractionsReligion Compass, Intertwined Worlds (2012)

“Middle Eastern Women in Gendered Space: Religious Legitimacy and Social Reality” Hawwa 10 (2012): 1-17.

 Special Issue Hawwa Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 10 (2012) Gendered Space in Middle Eastern Societies and Culture edited with Ela Greenberg

 “Advancing Women within an Islamic Framework in the World Today” (in Hebrew) in Facing the Shar’I Court: Changes in the Status of Muslim Women in Israel and the Middle East, ed. Liat Kozma (Tel Aviv: Resling, 2011), pp. 12-17.

 “A Voice in the Wilderness?: Rivlin's Hebrew Life of Muhammad (1932)” Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies 18 (2009): 39-59.

Recreating Fatima, Aisha and Marginalized Women in the Early Years of Islam: Assia Djebar's Far from Medina (1991) Hawwa 6 (2008): 225-253.

 Esther Cohen, Ruth Roded, Elisheva Baumgarten, “Problems in Teaching Comparative History:  Christian, Muslim and Jewish Women in Medieval Times”, Explorations in Comparative History, ed. BZ Kedar. (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2008), pp. 243-264.

 “New and Old in Gender Research on the Twentieth-Century Middle East: Reappraising Primary Sources,” Gender in the Twentieth-Century Middle East, (in Hebrew), eds. Ruth Roded and Noga Efrati.

Gender in the Twentieth-Century Middle East, (in Hebrew), edited with Noga Efrati (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2008).

 “Women and Islam in the 21st Century,” epilogue for 2nd edition Ruth Roded, Women in Islam and the Middle East: A Reader (London: I. B. Tauris, 2008).

 “Lessons by a Syrian Islamist from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad,” Middle Eastern Studies 42 (November 2006): 855-872.

 “Bint al-Shati's Wives of the Prophet: Feminist or Feminine?” British Journal of the Middle Eastern Society 33 (2006): 69-84.

 “Women and the Qur’an,” Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an 5 (Leiden/Boston: E. J. Brill, 2006): 523-541

 "From Woman's Status to Gender Analysis: Developments in Women's Studies of the Middle East in Israel," East Wind, the on-line bulletin of the Israel Oriental Society (in Hebrew), No. 4 (Spring, 2006): 16-21.

 "Alternate Images of the Prophet Muhammad's Virility," Studies in Islamic Masculinities, ed. Lahoucine Ouzgane (London: Zed, 2006), pp. 57-71.

 "ISLAMIC BIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTIONS COMPOSED DURING THE CLASSICAL PERIOD (800-1000)," Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, ed. Suad Joseph, (Leiden, Brill, 2003), pp. 29—31.

روث روديد, "قواميس السير والتراجم الإسلامية من القرن التاسع إلى القرن العاشر" ترجمة: نولة درويش, >موسوعة النساء والثقافات الإسلامية< المجلد الأول مؤسسة المرأة والذاكرة القاهرة، ٢٠٠٦ , 96-98.

 "Gender in an Allegorical Life of Muhammad: Mahfouz's Children of Gebelawi," The Muslim World 93 (2003): 117-134.

 "Modern Gendered Illustrations of the Life of the Prophet of Allah -- Étienne Dinet and Sliman Ben Ibrahim (1918)," Arabica 49 (2002): 325-359.

“Gendered Domesticity in the Life of the Prophet: Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Muhammad,” Journal of Semitic Studies 47 (Spring, 2002): 67-95.

"Mainstreaming Middle East Gender Research: Promise or Pitfall?" Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 35 (Summer, 2001): 15-23.

 "New Directions in Research on Women and Gender," Israel Association for Feminist and Gender Studies (in Hebrew), 7 (May-June, 2001): 10-12.

 “Ideological Influences on the Literature on Women in Islam and Middle Eastern History,” HaMizrach HeHadash (in Hebrew), 41 (2000): 132-149.

 “Female Transmitters of Knowledge, Learned Women and Scholars in Islamic History,” Pecamim: Rivcon LeHeker Kehilot Yisrael BaMizrach (in Hebrew), 82 (1999): 4-30.

"Osmanli Tarihine Cinsiyet Açisindan Bakilmasi", Osmanli 5 (Ankara, 1999): 418-427; "Gendering Ottoman History," The Great Ottoman, Turkish Civilisation, ed. Kemal Çiçek, 2 (Ankara, 2000): 677-685.

Women in Islam and the Middle East: A Reader (London: I. B. Tauris, 1999, 2008).


"Umm Salama Hind Bint Abi Umayya," The Encyclopaedia of Islam X (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1997): 856.

     "Umm Salama Hind Bint Abi Umayya," Encyclopédie de l'Islam (forthcoming).


"Umm Kulthum, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad," The Encyclopaedia of Islam X (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1997): 855.

     "Umm Kulthum, fille du prophète Muhammad," Encyclopédie de l'Islam (forthcoming)

"Sawda Bint Zamca," The Encyclopaedia of Islam IX (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1997): 89-90.

     "Sawda Bint Zam'a," Encyclopédie de l'Islam, IX (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1998): 95.


"New Directions in Research on Ottoman Syria," HaMizrach HeHadash (in Hebrew), XXXVIII (1996), pp. 38-51.


"Safiyya Bint Huyayy B. Akhtab," The Encyclopaedia of Islam VIII (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995): 816-817.

     "Safiyya Bint Huyayy B. Akhtab," Encyclopédie de l'Islam, VIII (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995):, 845-846.


Women in Islamic Biographical Collections: From Ibn Sacd to Who's Who (Boulder, CO and London: Lynne Reinner, November, 1994).

     translated into Bhasa Indonesia as Kembang Peradaban: Citra Wanita di Mata Para Penulis Biografi Muslim (Bandung: Penerbit Mizan, 1995).


"Great Mosques, Zawiyas and Neighborhood Mosques: Popular Beneficiaries of Waqf Endowments in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Aleppo" Journal of the American Oriental Society, CX (1990), pp. 32-38.


"Quantitative Analysis of Waqf Endowment Deeds," Osmanli Arastirmalari The Journal of Ottoman Studies, IX (1989), pp. 51-76.


"The Waqf and the Social Elite of Aleppo in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," Turcica, XX (1988), pp. 71-91.


"The Syrian Urban Notables: Elite, Estates, Class?" Asian and African Studies, XX (1986), pp. 375-384.


"Social Patterns Among the Urban Elite of Syria During the Late Ottoman Period, 1876-1918," Palestine in the Late Ottoman Period: Political and Economic Transformation, ed., David Kushner (Yad Izhak Ben Zvi, Jerusalem and E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1986), pp. 146-171.


"Ottoman Service as a Vehicle for the Rise of New Upstarts among the Urban Elite Families of Syria in the Last Decades of Ottoman Rule," Studies in Islamic Society: Contributions in Memory of Gabriel Baer, eds., Gabriel R. Warburg and Gad G. Gilbar (Haifa University Press, 1984), pp. 63-94.


"Tradition and Change in Syria during the Last Decades of Ottoman Rule: The Urban Elite of Damascus, Aleppo, Homs and Hama, 1876-1918" (PhD dissertation, University of Denver, 1984).


"The Ulama of Damascus at the End of the Ottoman Period," HaMizrach HeHadash, XXVI (1976), pp. 15-26. (in Hebrew)