בשיתוף המרכז לחקר הבין־תחומי של הדתות המונותאיסטיות באוניברסיטת דושישה, קיוטו, יפן
CISMOR Online Workshop
in cooperation with HEKSHERIM Institute for Jewish
and Israeli Literature and Culture
The Lecture suggests a new reading of a chain of seven stories in tractate Ketubot in the Babylonian Talmud. In these stories, Sages abandon their homes, their wives, and their families and go away to the study house for long periods. Earlier interpretations have emphasized the tension between the conjugal desire and the scholarly desire as the key driving force in these stories.
The new reading reveals an additional layer of meaning to the father figure’s role within the family structure. Shifting the spotlight from the couple to the drama of the relationship between the father and his sons and daughters complicates the tension between the mundane domestic sphere and the spiritual-learning sphere of the study house.
Professor in the department of Hebrew Literature
at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Senior lecturer in the department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Prior Registration is required. Registration closes on November 29, 2022
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