29 2022

JTS in the Berkshires "Get Thee to a Nunnery"

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Shakespeare and Company Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre 70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Contact Congregation Knesset Israel
413-445-4872, x 10

$ Cost $ 15.00

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$15 per session

Dr. Marjorie Lehman, Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, will teach: “GET THEE TO A NUNNERY”: SHAKESPEARE AND THE TALMUDIC RABBIS IN CONVERSATION.

How can Hamlet’s famous words to Ophelia help us think about the Rabbis' use of the term zonah (harlot)?  We will explore which women the rabbis considered to be “harlots” and how the legal framework the rabbis developed relates to anxiety about the integrity of the rabbinic household and the Jewish community in a post-Temple era.

JTS in the Berkshires is presented in partnership with Knesset Israel and in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.  Supported in part by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

More info at 212-678-8821 or email lyfeinman@jtsa.edu