Unmasking the Women of the Talmud: The Tragedy of Heruta
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
Why are women universally divided into saintly and seductive, pure and promiscuous, maternal and immoral? How does a married couple go for years without a moment’s intimacy? And why must the wife dress up as a prostitute to show her husband who she really is?
These are all questions raised by the Talmudic domestic drama of Rabbi Hiyya and his wife.
Join Gila Fine as she discusses the tale and reveals a surprising rabbinic critique:
Sunday, October 24th
8 pm Israel / 6 pm UK / 1 pm EST
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