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

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.

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Knesset Israel, Jewish Theological Seminary

More info at 212-678-8821