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Sunday, February 22 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Bruriah: Truth, Myth, and the Construction of the Ideal Jewish Woman

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Bruriah is one of the few women named in the Talmud. More interestingly, she is one of the only learned women mentioned. We will examine the stories told about her and ask the question: Who do the rabbis see as the ideal woman? Today in 2015, is Bruriah a role model for the modern woman, or a relic of past patriarchy? 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 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 122