Reading the Resisting Woman as “Other”

Date: Feb 22, 2021 - Feb 22, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Reading the Resisting Woman as “Other” with Dr. Shira D. Epstein

Part of Our Series “The ‘Other’ in Jewish Text and Tradition”

February 22, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

This session is generously sponsored by Diane Troderman; Lori and Michael Gilman; and Jane and Rabbi Jerome M. Epstein in honor of Dean Shira D. Epstein.

Who has the right to anger? When is defiance cast as positive in our texts and when is it silenced? We will explore the Vashti narrative through the lens of power dynamics, status shifts, performing of gendered emotions, and as an example of reading the resisting woman as “Other.”

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Dr. Shira D. Epstein is the dean of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education and assistant professor of Jewish education. 

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like. 

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

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