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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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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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Host

The National Library of Israel (NLI)

The National Library of Israel serves as the dynamic institution of collective memory for the Jewish people worldwide and Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths – past, present and future. Through its world-class collections and a range of innovative digital, educational and cultural initiatives, the National Library works to share the stories of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, the Land of Israel and its region.
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