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Saturday, February 13 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
How to Read a Talmudic Story: Structure, Narrative Art and Symbolism

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In this session we will learn how to study Talmudic stories as literature, with close attention to the structure and narrative art, wordplay, irony, and figurative language. We will explore how the Talmudic storytellers communicated their didactic messages and how stories relate to their Talmudic contexts, including the relationship between Talmudic law and story. 

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Jeffrey Rubenstein

Professor, New York University
Jeffrey L. Rubenstein is Skirball Professor of Talmud at New York University. He received his B.A. in Religion from Oberlin College, his M.A. in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he also received rabbinic ordination, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Religion of... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm EST