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Saturday, February 15 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Open, Shut Them...Rabbinic Legal Loopholes Re-Examined

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Talmudic logic has a penchant for legal loopholes. This session explores whether the Talmudic rabbis saw themselves as closing loopholes or opening new ones; what makes a loophole legitimate, and what makes it out of bounds? We take a trip through history and across disciplines to offer insight into these questions.


Elana Stein Hain

Elana Stein Hain is the Community Scholar at Lincoln Square Synagogue and a PhD candidate in Religion at Columbia University. She has a passion for interdisciplinary Torah study and the fusion of traditional and academic Jewish learning. She lives with her husband Yonah and son Azzan... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2014 12:30pm - 1:45pm EST
Springdale II

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