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Sunday, February 15 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Off the Record: The Law and Law-to-Be-Applied in Jewish Responsa and Islamic Fatawa

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The letter of the law is one thing; its implementation—quite another. In this session we will examine 12th-century responsa and fatawa in which we find religio-legal decisors suggesting creative off-the-record advice to individuals in difficult predicaments. Come study the responses to these out-of-the-box cases in which authorities endeavored to ensure that the spirit of the law was not negated by inappropriate enforcement of its letter.


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 →

Sunday February 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm

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