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Monday, February 16 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
The Talmud Uncensored

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Among the most incendiary passages in the Talmud are those that denigrate non-Jews. What do these texts actually say and how have they been read, resisted, and revised? We will explore the Talmud’s role in shaping relationships between Jews and non-Jews since late antiquity and learn how Christian censorship reshaped the Talmud. Can censorship ever be good? Can the Talmud serve as a teaching for all people? What is the role of censorship in preparing the Talmud—and the Jews—for modernity?


Mira Wasserman

Mira Wasserman is on the faculty of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where she teaches Talmud. For her, the Talmud is both a great work of literature and a resource for thinking about contemporary ethics, and she seeks to open Talmud up for students and seekers of all ages and backgrounds. Ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Mira served as a congregational rabbi for over a decade. A Wexner Graduate... Read More →

Monday February 16, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm

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