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Friday, February 13 • 10:15pm - 11:30pm
Were the Rabbis Proto-Feminists? The Case of the Adulterous Woman

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How do our views of sexuality compare with those of the rabbis? The biblical Sotah rite is prescribed for a woman suspected of infidelity. Simply read, the procedure seems capricious and patriarchal. The rabbis revise the process, making it more egalitarian and exploring issues of marriage and sexuality along the way. Join us for a lively discussion of sex, marriage, gender and a variety of rabbinic views on these topics.


Ysoscher Katz

Ysoscher Katz is Chair of the Talmud Department at Yeshivat Chovevi Torah; Director of the Lindenbaum Center for the Study of Halakha; Rabbi of the Prospect Heights Synagogue; and Director of Judaic Studies at the Luria Academy in Park Slope, New York. He studied at Brisk and at Yeshivat Beis Yosef Navaradok and received ordination from Rabbi Roth Dayan of UTA Satmar. A graduate of the HaSha'ar Program for Jewish Educators, he taught at the... Read More →

Friday February 13, 2015 10:15pm - 11:30pm

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