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Sunday, February 22 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
How Do Jews Justify Suffering? Rabbinic Thoughts on Physical Affliction

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There are several stories in the Talmud where the rabbis praise, extol, and even request physical pain in order to prevent some sort of greater punishment. Is this a Jewish attitude?!? We will analyze these stories and try to determine whether we can relate to this rabbinic perspective on physical punishment. Back by popular demand from last year's Limmud, Yaffa leads us in a fascinating text-study session, open to all levels of experience or lack of experience with Jewish texts.

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Yaffa Epstein

Rabba Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. She has studied at the Pardes Kollel, the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan and the Talmud Department of Hebrew University. Yaffa has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes for over a decade, and has served as... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 114