WHEN A HERETIC WALKS INTO THE HOUSE OF STUDY: JEWISH- CHRISTIAN INTERACTIONS IN THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD (IN-PERSON)

Instructor(s)
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
Horace Goldsmith Visiting Associate Professor in Judaic Studies, Yale University; Associate Professor, The Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Location
Landmark Centre Building
Date
Monday–Wednesday, May 22–24
Time
10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

A Rabbi and a heretic fight over a biblical verse. Bruria, one of the Talmud’s only female scholars, yells at a heretic that he will end up in hell. What is a heretic? What do these stories teach us about how the rabbis engaged with those they saw as ‘other’? We will explore previously untapped Christian materials to arrive at new interpretations of familiar texts and illuminate the complex relationship between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity.
 

This course is a part of the Siegal Lifelong Learning Annual Week of Learning.

The Week of Learning is generously sponsored by the Friends of Jewish Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund, Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$70
Nonmember Cost
$85