Shabbat Study

Hosted in the Social Hall with Rabbi Marjorie Berman

Women of the Bible, Midrash, and Talmud: A Textual Exploration of our Ancient Foremothers

Using commentary ranging from Biblical times to the present, we will explore nine archetypal Jewish women from Bible, Talmud, and Midrash.

While the women of the Bible and Talmud have often been ignored or overlooked, they have still found their way into commentaries and Midrash. In recent years, feminist scholars and poets alike have drawn our attention to both traditional sources and contemporary imaginings about the roles—powerful, subversive, paradoxical or mysterious—that these women play.

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