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Kulam Session I
Community Beit Midrash

Wed, 17 Jan, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We are very excited to share that Pardes faculty member Leah Rosenthal will be teaching at the kickoff event for year two of Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash in Partnership with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn with Leah while she is visiting from Jerusalem on Wednesday, January 17th, 7:00 pm, at the JCC in Squirrel Hill, at 5738 Forbes Avenue, where she will be teaching:

Those who Leave and Those who Stay- Jewish Communities and their Conflicting Narratives
In this session, we will examine a selection of Talmudic narratives reflecting deep tensions between the two great centers of Jewish culture in the Talmudic period- the Jewish community of Babylonia and the Jewish community in the Land of Israel. Through a careful reading of these texts, we will grasp some of the "behind the scenes" realities that contributed to the production of the Babylonian Talmud, a canonical text which impacted Jewish culture in ways apparent to this very day. As we read, we will consider the ways choices made in past generations impact on the fate and destiny of subsequent generations, and reflect on the ways historical memory and narrative inform our communal identities and relationships. 

Leah Rosenthal holds a BA in Talmud & Jewish Philosophy and an MA in Jewish Education, both from the Hebrew University. She has been teaching Talmud at Pardes for over twenty years and also teaches at the nearby Pelech High School for Girls while raising five children together with her husband.

Location: JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15217
Fees: Free
Contact: Peter Braasch, 412-400-8135, pbraasch@aya.yale.edu
Calendar: Jewish Community Calendar
Category: Education
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