Beit Midrash Summer Series—Session II

Date: Jul 22, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sponsor: Public Lectures and Events

Location: JTS

Category: Beit Midrash Summer Series Public Lectures & Events

Session II: Interpreting Heretics: Strategies for Reading Rabbinic Literature in Context

Monday, July 22, 2024
5:00–6:30 p.m. ET  
In Person at JTS 
3080 Broadway, Beit Midrash (at 122nd Street) 
New York City  

With Benjamin KaminePhD Candidate and Adjunct Instructor in Rabbinic Literatures and Cultures, JTS

benjamin kamine

The texts on heretics and heresy in early Rabbinic literature give us only a few tantalizing clues about who and what the rabbis are objecting to. In this class, we will take a look at a wealth of parallel material from other sources in the ancient Jewish world to see if we can figure out, “What’s really bothering Rabbi Akiva?”


Session I is July 11: The first session of Beit Midrash Summer Series is Rabbinic Philosophies of Forgiveness with Dr. Shira Billet, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages, JTS

Session III is July 30: The third session of Beit Midrash Summer Series is Challenges to the Requirement of Reproduction in Talmudic Law: How the Talmud Makes Its Case with Dr. Marjorie Lehman, Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS