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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

Dr. Rachel Rosenthal is a David Hartman Center Fellow whose research focuses on the intersection of Talmud and pedagogy. She received her PhD in Rabbinic Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where her dissertation focused on how rabbinic analysis of the case of the stubborn... Read More →

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

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