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Friday, February 12 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
What Makes Baby Girls Different?

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A notorious feature of the biblical laws pertaining to childbirth in Leviticus 12 is the way they differentiate between male and female babies: the period of purification for the mother is twice as long following the birth of a girl as it is for a boy. We will explore both traditional and modern attempts to explain that difference.

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Alan Cooper

Provost, Jewish Theological Seminary
Alan Cooper is the Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies and provost of The Jewish Theological Seminary. He joined the faculty in 1997 as a professor of Bible. In 1998, he also was appointed professor of Bible at the Union Theological Seminary, a nondenominational Christian seminary... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
High Ridge