Reading Rabbinic Literature in the #MeToo Era
Date: Nov 19, 2019 - Dec 03, 2019
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Online Learning
Category: Online Learning
AN ONLINE MINI-COURSE WITH JTS
November 19, 26; December 3, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
With Rabbi Julia Andelman, Director of Community Engagement, JTS
Power dynamics in the arena of gender and sexual relations are now at the forefront of public discourse. But many issues of the #metoo era—women’s agency over their own bodies, the nature of consent, the believability of alleged victims, the after-effects of sexual violation, and more—were addressed both implicitly and explicitly by the Rabbis and codified into the Jewish textual tradition that we have inherited. In this course, we will examine select Talmudic texts and consider their contemporary resonance.
Recordings will be available for those unable to attend live.