Marian DeWitt, co-chair of Friends of the Frances-Henry Library and friend extraordinaire, Yaffa Weisman, Library Director, and Dvora Weisberg, Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature, celebrating Jewish Book Month and Dvora's lecture on Levirate marriage on Sunday, November 11.
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Dvora Weisberg, Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature, HUC-JIR/LA, and author of "Between the Living and the Dead: Levirate Marriage and Family in Ancient Judaism"
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
3077 University Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90007
entrance to parking is on Hoover just north of 32nd Street
Reception - Dietary Laws observed
RSVP: email@example.com or (213) 765-2106
Dr. Weisberg will discuss her book-in-progress which explores the ways in which the early rabbis described family roles and relationships. She argues that while the Bible focuses on the extended family, clan or tribe, the rabbis saw the nuclear family - a married couple and their children - as the basic family unit around which religious and civil life was organized. At the same time, the rabbis recognized that family ties were created through both marriage and blood, and that every individual stood in the middle of a complex kinship web that dictated his rights and responsibilities to family members.