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The Madwoman in the Rabbi’s Attic: The Tale of Yalta the Shrew

Hosted By: Temple Israel of Boston

Why are shrews always so vicious? How did the ancient world view the male/female body? And what possessed Yalta to smash 400 bottles of her husband’s wine? Join as scholar Gila Fine guides participants in an exploration of the comic tale of Yalta, read through Aristotle and Euripides, William Shakespeare and William Congreve, Charlotte Brontë and Jean Rhys, Adrienne Rich and R. Kook.

This online event is free and open to all. Contact Brigid Goggin at bgoggin@tisrael.org with any questions.

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Teacher

Gila Fine

Gila Fine is editor in chief of Maggid Books (Koren Publishers Jerusalem). She is also a teacher of Aggada, exploring the tales of the Talmud through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis, and pop-culture. Gila is a faculty member of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and the Nachshon Project and has taught thousands of students at conferences, community centers, and synagogues across the Jewish world. Haaretz has called her “a young woman on her way to becoming one of the more outstanding Jewish thinkers of the next generation.”
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Temple Israel of Boston

The Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel of Boston offers diverse classes and community events, open to all.
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