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Sunday, February 14 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Problematizing Charity: How the Bavli Works Its Magic to Create Subversion

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In this session we will look at a suite of narratives in the Talmud Bavli about supererogatory charity giving. Through a close reading of the text we will discover that these tales which seem to be about meritorious acts of piety, in fact, work to subvert the inherent norms of charity giving.

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Dov Kahane

Dov Kahane recently completed a Master's degree in Jewish Studies at Columbia University, where he focused on narratives in the Talmud. He is also a practicing dentist, father and grandfather. He lives in New York City.

Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:15pm EST