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Dirshuni: Women’s Contemporary Midrash

  • December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Venue:

    Sanctuary

Writing the Other Half of The Jewish Bookshelf

Using the classical forms developed by the ancient rabbis, the contributors of Dirshuni express their religious and moral thought and experience through innovative interpretations of scripture. The women writers⁠—from all denominations and beyond, of all political stripes and ethnic backgrounds⁠—contribute their Torah to fill the missing half of the sacred Jewish bookshelf. This book reflects dramatic changes in the agency of women in the world of religious writings.

Please note: only the opening and closing panel will be available via livestream, the breakouts between 3:00-3:45PM will not be streamed.

Schedule

2:00-2:10 PM: Welcome (available via livestream)
  • Rabbi Roly Matalon and Rabbi Felicia Sol
2:10-2:40 PM: “What is Dirshuni?” (available via livestream)
  • Rabbi Roly Matalon and Tamar Biala
3:00-4:00 PM: Celebration of Study of Dirshuni (not available via livestream)
  • “Dirshuni as a Tool for Reading our Most Difficult Texts” – Rabbi Avi Killip (Hadar)
  • “Home and Study Hall: The Role(s) of Beit Beruriah in Dirshuni” – Elana Stein Hain (Hartman North America)
  • “Midrash and Motherhood” – Rabbi Erin Leib Smokler (Maharat)
4:15-5:30 PM: Panel discussion, “Writing Jewish Sacred Text” (available via livestream)
  • Rabbi Felicia Sol (moderator)
  • Devorah Zlochower
  • Rabbi Rachel Timoner 
  • Nessa Rapoport

Organizer

B’nai Jeshurun
Phone:
(212) 787-7600
Email:
info@bj.org
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Other

Participation
In Person and Virtual

Venue

Sanctuary
257 West 88th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Phone:
212-787-7600