yom haatzmaut eventThe Bernard Revel Graduate School invites you to a Symposium: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Halakhic Texts by members of the Graduate Workshop on Jewish Law and Methodology, a multi-disciplinary team of young scholars that explores new ways to place textual analysis at the forefront of halakhah scholarship. Its members include doctoral students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University and Yeshiva University.

Key Note: Introducing New Academic Approaches to Halakhic Texts

Rachel Furst, Co-founder of the Graduate Workshop, PhD candidate in Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Visiting Scholar, Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization at NYU Law School

Child Marriage and Marriage Law in Medieval Ashkenaz in Comparative Perspective

Ethan Zadoff, PhD candidate in History at the CUNY Graduate Center; Adjunct Professor, Hunter College

Anger, Violence and the Law: Reading Emotion in Medieval Legal Texts

Jesse Abelman, PhD candidate in medieval Jewish history at Revel; teaches in the Yesodot program at Drisha Institute.

Staying Home: Social Standing of Widows in Medieval Spanish Responsa

Sara Tova Brody, MA in Gender Studies at Bar Ilan University; Fellow at Yeshivat Hadar in NY.

Response and Questions moderated by Rachel Furst


See Flyer here


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (Yom ha-Atzmaut)

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Belfer Hall, Room 1214

2495 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY  10033


Parking Available

There will be a dinner before the program at 6:30p.m. in BH1214. There is no charge for dinner. However, space is limited, and so reservations must be made in advance.

For reservations and further information, please contact: shalpern@yu.edu


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