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Sunday, February 21 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Between the Strong Ones of Israel and Pious Ones of Babylonia: Does Location Matter?

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The Talmud tells us that there are certain Rabbis who are considered "The Strong Ones of Israel" – but what gives them strength? Is strength positive or negative in the Talmud? How does location and environment effect a person’s Judaism? We’ll examine these questions together, and attempt to understand our own relationship to Israel and the Diaspora. All texts will be in English and the original, and no prior text experience is necessary. 

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Yaffa Epstein

Yaffa serves as the director of education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Yaffa received rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a law degree from Bar-Ilan University. Rabbah Epstein has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and liturgy at Pardes... Read More →

Sunday February 21, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Room 115