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Saturday, February 16 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Law or Literature in the Talmud? Emotional Sensitivity and Legal Discourse

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In this session we will read some well known Talmudic stories including the famous "Oven of Akhnai." Through close-reading we will explore the emotional lives of the Rabbis described, and ask what the Talmud (rabbinic writings) may be imparting by presenting us with such complex personalities.

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Shira Hecht-Koller

Director of Communal Engagement, Drisha
Shira Hecht-Koller is the Director of Communal Engagement at Drisha. She has taught Talmud and Jewish Identity, most recently at SARHS. She was a Fellow at Paideia Institute in Stockholm and is currently a Fellow in the Senior Educators Cohort of M² The Institute for Experiential... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm EST
Somerville main hotel 5th floor conference level