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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.


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 →

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

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