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Sunday, February 16 • 10:15am - 11:15am
When Bold Women Study Talmud: Taking Back Aggadah

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What happens when smart women with feminist sensibilities encounter the infamously misogynist Talmud? How do they deal with the paradox of unrequited love? What can we learn from the way distinguished women scholars, such as Ilana Kurshan, Rachel Adler and Judith Hauptman, approach these texts? This class will focus on a cutting-edge technique for reading - and reclaiming- stories of the aggadah from a woman’s perspective. Discover how these rabbinic stories actually question - and even sabotage - shaky assumptions, while restoring gender equality in surprising ways that are liberating for all.

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Susan Reimer-Torn

Susan Reimer-Torn is an educator, journalist, workshop presenter and author of the well-received memoir Maybe Not Such a Good Girl (Blue Threads, 2014). Susan holds an MA in Education from Columbia University and has spent 22 years in France writing on religion and the arts for the... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EST
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