Women and the Temple: Feminist Commentary on the Talmud

Thursday, February 24, 2011

HUC-JIR/Jerusalem is co-sponsoring “Women and the Temple: Feminist Commentary on the Talmud,” a conference on March 7 and 8, 2011, in memory of Professor Hannah Safrai, z’’l, who taught at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem for many years.  The international project of the feminist commentary on the Babylonian Talmud will be introduced in the conference.  The conference will touch on issues of the presence and role of women in the time of Second Temple in Jerusalem.  Rabbi Dr. Dalia  Marx, Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR, initiated this conference with Professor Tal Ilan.

Key speakers include:

  • Zeev Safrai – Bar Ilan University
  • Ruchama Weiss – oversees all the programs at the Blaustein Center, HUC-JIR
  • Tal Ilan – Freie Universitat, Berlin
  • Moshe Lavee, Haifa University
  • Dalia Marx – Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, HUC-JIR
  • Moshe Benowitch – The Shechter Institute
  • Hannah Zuberi, Freie Universitat, Berlin
  • Rina Levin Melamed -  The Shechter Institute
  • Tirza Meactam – Toronto University
  • Fredrico Del Bo - Freie Universitat, Berlin
  • David Levine – Associate Professor of Talmud and Halachah, HUC-JIR

Click here to view the flyer (Hebrew).

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