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Sunday, February 16 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Mar Ukba in the Oven: A Talmudic Counter-Narrative

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Why did the rabbis tell stories? What is the role of the narrative in our understanding of the Talmud? How do we understand the parts we call 'aggada' legends whether they read like simple biographies or fantastical tales of supernatural intrigue? New approaches to Talmud are yielding fascinating answers to these questions. We will explore one text in the Talmud that serves to illustrate the application of some of these techniques to open up aggada to contemporary readers.

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Dov Kahane

Dov Kahane recently completed a Master's degree in Jewish Studies at Columbia University, where he focused on narratives in the Talmud. He is also a practicing dentist, father and grandfather. He lives in New York City.

Sunday February 16, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am EST

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