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Friday, February 15 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Beit Midrash in Motion: Acher vs. Elisha b. Abuya - Movement, Meditation, and a Tale of Otherness

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The Talmud teaches that Rabbi Elisha ben Abuya was renamed Acher, “Other”, and excluded from mainstream Jewish society. However, the text leaves us wondering why Acher considered himself so harshly excluded and raises the question: What is “otherness” in Judaism? How do we identify “the other” and who receives special treatment? This workshop explores such questions through movement, meditation, and Jewish text study.

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Dalia Davis

DALIA DAVIS is the director of Beit Midrash in Motion, an approach to Jewish text study incorporating movement and meditation for a fully embodied learning experience. She also explores Jewish ideas through dance as Artistic Director of La'ad Dance Company (Learn, Analyze, Ask, Dance). Degrees in dance, Jewish Education and Talmud have allowed her to lead workshop for the Foundation for Jewish Camp, teach for Florence Melton Adult School, and... Read More →

Friday February 15, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Monroe concourse level