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Learning Torah from the Talmud’s Greatest Gentiles

April 12, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Part of our series “The ‘Other’ in Jewish Text and Tradition”

April 12, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

The Talmud, in Sanhedrin, says that it is forbidden for non-Jews to learn Torah. However, throughout rabbinic literature, the rabbis frequently imagine themselves engaging in dialogue about religious issues with non-Jews, be they kings or merchants. Why do the rabbis use these gentiles as repositories of Jewish wisdom and questions, and what might that tell us about how they understand their relationship to the larger world?

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Dr. Rachel Rosenthal is assistant professor of Talmud and Rabbinics.

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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Date:
April 12
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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New York, NY Online United States
Phone:
08008055385
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