Podcasts of “’That was no lady, that was my wife!’ – Stories of Rabbis and Their Wives”

The women of the Talmud both preserve rabbinic traditions and challenge them. Although usually the Rabbis’ wives are invisible and unheard, occasionally we get a peak at their personalities, their concerns, and their relationships with their rabbi husbands. We will study the story of a wife who dresses as a prostitute to catch her husband’s attention and another who resorts to unusual means to have a conversation about contraception, among others. In addition, many of the rabbis’ wives carried their own traditions with them into their marriages, and we will examine episodes where wives teach Torah to their husbands.

Taught by Miriam Gedwiser, July 2014

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