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Friday, February 14 • 10:25pm - 11:40pm
Rabbis Behaving Badly: The R-Rated Talmud

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Although often idealized, the rabbis of the Talmud misbehave just like anyone else. From prostitutes to drunkenness and theft to betrayal, the rabbis are far from perfect. We will look at some of these stories and think about why the authors of the Talmud would choose to portray themselves in such a light.

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Rachel Rosenthal

Rachel Rosenthal is a member of the faculty at the Drisha Institute and a PhD candidate in Rabbinic Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary . A graduate of the Drisha Scholars Circle, she has served as an American Jewish World Service Kol Tzedek Fellow and taught at the 92nd Street Y, Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study at JTS, Jewish Funds for Justice, and in communities throughout the United States. She holds a BA in Religious Studies from... Read More →


Friday February 14, 2014 10:25pm - 11:40pm
Glenbrook

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