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San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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September 2019

Talmud Circle — Downtown Lunchtime – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
$156 – $260

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? The Talmud raises questions about “Holy Men” pronouncing the "meaning" of a disaster. This narrative section of the Talmud, in the words of Julia Watts Belser, “overturns expected hierarchies of gender, piety, and social status to challenge the theological significance of hunger, suffering, and abundance.” She writes, "These narratives blunt the moral condemnation inherent in disaster – and suggest that blessing often lies beneath…

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