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

Date: May 04, 2020 - May 04, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Times of Crisis and Possibility: An Online Series With JTS Faculty and Fellows

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

Monday, May 4, 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

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.

With Dr. Sarah Wolf, Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS.

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.

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