“MOUNTAINS HANGING ON A STRING”: ON THE TWO TORAHS (ORAL AND WRITTEN) (IN-PERSON)

Lecturer(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
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
Date
Thursday May 25
Time
7 p.m. ET

The relationship between the oral and written Torahs – the Biblical text and the commentaries that came later – is a central concern of Jewish religious thought. The Talmudic text of Mishnah Hagiga 1:8 provides categories for conceptualizing this relationship. One of these categories is laws akin to “mountains hanging by a string”. Join us as we explore what this term means and what it tells us about rabbinic conception of the two Torahs.
 

This lecture 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
Free
Nonmember Cost
Free