Hasidot u-Neshei Ma‘aseh: The Image of the Wivesof the Pious in Midrashic and Aggadic Narratives

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NOTE: THIS LECTURE WILL BE GIVEN IN HEBREW

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 17 2016 at 6:00 pm

Location: Furst Hall, Room 308 Revel Lounge. 500 West 185th Street, New York, NY 10033

The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies invites you to a Hebrew lecture by Dr. Tamar Meir : Hasidot u-Neshei Ma‘aseh: The Image of the Wivesof the Pious in Midrashic and Aggadic Narratives

Rabbinic literature from the Tannaitic period in Eretz Israel contains many accounts that characterize pious men (hasidim ve-ansheima‘aseh) but also present depictions of their wives. Analysis of those depictions demonstrates that these women evince the very same traits that define the prototypical pious man in rabbinic narrative.

Dr. Tamar Meir is director of the Literature Department at Givat Washington College and teaches Aggadah in the Masters program in Efrata College. She teaches and researches Midrash, Aggadah, Piyut and Prayer, Chassidic stories, and Modern Hebrew Literature. Dr. Meir is also founder and director of the women’s communal Bet Midrash “Kulanu” in Givat Shmuel, and teaches in the Midrashaat Bar Ilan University. Her book, Tradition Versus Innovation: Redactional Orientations and Deep Structures in Ruth Rabbah, is in press.

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