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Sunday, February 16 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Modern Love with a Talmudic Twist

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The relationships between couples has long been a recurring theme in rabbinic stories. What, if anything, is modern about love in the Talmud? Is it only sustainable between a man and a woman? And, is the woman always relegated to second class, servile status? The talmudic aggadah offers unflinching tales of passion and shame, devotion and betrayal, revealing the nuanced complexity of relationships long before the theme gave rise to the New York Times most popular column. We will examine several talmudic stories to come away with new discoveries about rabbinic thinking as well as convention-defying insights for our own complicated lives and loves.

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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 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST