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Saturday, February 15 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic: The Witch in the Rabbinic Mind

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In the Torah, it says a witch must be burned to death. However, women with magical powers appear frequently in the Talmud. We will look at some of these stories to try to understand how the rabbis understand the magical, and the feminine, in relation to their world.

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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 →

Saturday February 15, 2014 3:45pm - 5:00pm EST
Long Ridge

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