Life Under Siege: The Talmud’s Take on Trying Times

By :  Sarah Wolf Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics Posted On May 4, 2020 / 5779 | Monday Webinar Times of Crisis and Possibility

Part of the series, “Times of Crisis and Possibility”

How do we understand the relationship between the multiple complicating factors that arise in moments of communal hardship, such as questions of political leadership, unreliable news sources, physical privation, and economic disparity? The interplay of these challenges is at the core of a Talmudic story about the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans. Through an exploration of the values and priorities portrayed in this story, this class will help shed new light on the tensions of our present moment.

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