Pardes Pop Up Beit Midrash
The Voice of the Preacher: On Torah, Transference, and Rabbinic Transgression. What makes rabbis so often fall into scandal? Can women prefer Torah to family life? And why does R. Meir allow a female congregant to spit in his face? A reading of PT Sotah 16:4, through Psikta Rabbatiand Midrash Lekah Tov, Maimonides and Menachem de Lonzano, Ruth Calderon and Michelle Friedman and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Gila Fine is the editor-in-chief of Maggid Books and Toby Press (Koren Publishers Jerusalem). She is a teacher of talmudic narrative, and has previously taught at the Hebrew Univeristy, Tel-Aviv University, and the Shalom Hartman Institute. Gila has a BA in Philosophy and Literature from the Hebrew University, where she is currently pursuing her graduate studies in literature. She is the former editor of the quarterly journal Azure: Ideas for the Jewish Nation.
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