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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

Shira Hecht-Koller teaches Talmud at SAR High School. She received her B.A. in Biology from Yeshiva University, and was a Golding Scholar at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she received her J.D. and was an Associate Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. She is a founding member of the Orthodox Leadership Project, and a past board member of Uri L'Tzedek. Prior to embarking on her career in Jewish Education, she was an associate in the IP... Read More →

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