Podcasts of “Rabbinic Love and Matrimony”
The rabbinic tradition is not known for its models of equality in relationships. However, the Talmud presents a number of stories of rabbis and their wives which transcend the boundaries of halakhic conversations and instead go in surprising directions. How do husbands treat their wives, and vice versa? What happens when there is a dispute and the wife can quote Torah to prover her point? Each class will examine the Talmud’s portrayal of a couple to see what values lie within the rabbinic model of marriage.
Taught by Rachel Rosenthal, summer 2012
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