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Sunday, February 15 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Write Your Own Talmud

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Learn how to think like the rabbis by composing your own Talmudic sugya (argument). We will study the sugya as a poetic art form that combines reason and play, argument and digression, proof and suggestion. This session offers an opportunity to reflect on the wild nature of ancient rabbinic thinking and to make that style of thinking intellectually and therapeutically relevant. Thematic focus will be given to the question of what it means for Torah "to have seventy faces."


Zohar Atkins

Zohar Atkins is a first-year rabbinical school student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He holds an AB in Classics and Judaic Studies and an AM in History from Brown. He recently completed his doctorate in theology at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, where he wrote on Heidegger and the relationship between ontology and ethics. Zohar is also a published poet and teacher of poetry. He hopes to integrate the virtues of scholarship and love through... Read More →

Sunday February 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm

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