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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 the Skirball Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Literature, New York University. His books include, Talmudic Stories: Narrative Art, Composition and Culture (1999), Rabbinic Stories (2002), The Culture of the Babylonian Talmud (2003), and Stories of the Babylonian Talmud (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). Jeffrey has written numerous articles on the festival of Sukkot, Talmudic stories, the development of Jewish law... Read More →

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

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