9 2024

JTS in the Berkshires with Dr Sarah Wolf

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theater 70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA

Contact Alisa Braun
(212) 678-8819

$ Cost $ 15.00

Join us for the second session of JTS in the Berkshires with Dr Sarah Wolf.

Living with Uncertainty: Truth and Doubt in Rabbinic Literature
Dr. Sarah Wolf, Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS
How do we recognize the truth when we see it? And what do we do when the certainty we desire simply isn’t possible? This talk will explore how the rabbis of the Mishnah and Talmud grappled with these timeless problems, and what their wisdom can offer us today.

Dr. Sarah Wolf’s research focuses on legal textual cultures in rabbinic Judaism. Her dissertation, The Rabbinic Legal Imagination: Narrativity and Scholasticism in the Babylonian Talmud, traced the development of literary elements in the Talmud’s legal passages in the context of the rise of the rabbinic academy. Her current book project examines the construction of emotions as legal categories in rabbinic literature. Dr. Wolf received her PhD from Northwestern University and her BA in Literature from Yale University. She is also a faculty member at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

Sponsor: Knesset Israel, JTS, Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation