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Saturday, February 14 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Lethal Wives and Impure Widows

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This session examines the widow marriage taboo in Jewish and Hindu law and lore through the lens of two religio-legal scholars and reformers who sought to alleviate the plight of widows who were made to suffer by lore being imposed as law. Our discussion will revolve around close text study—translated into English—from both traditions.


Shoshana Razel Gordon Guedalia

Shoshana Razel Gordon Guedalia is mother-writer-lecturer-sermonizer-activist-aspiring rabbi-student. Her “A Hike” on terror in Israel is a Pushcart nominee. Her work appears in lit reviews, Jewish journals, Keren journal & Dharma & Halacha. She taught soldiers who did not complete high school while in the IDF and female conversion students at the request of the Rabbanut. She studied Jewish thought at Hebrew U & Matan... Read More →

Saturday February 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm

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