Demons in the Talmud (And the Ones that Got Out)
For the Iranian Jews of late-antiquity, malevolent demons lurked everywhere. No one was safe. Only the use of magical spells and objects might keep a person or their family from harm. Join us as we try to understand the psychology behind these beliefs from late antiquity and their ongoing relevance for our lives today.
Home of Rabbi Marc & Alicia Kraus
Tuesday November 7 at 7:30pm (Don’t forget to vote!)
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Humor in the Talmud (No Laughing Matter)
How many sins can a person perform simultaneously? Is it wise to legislate the minimum amount a person should drink? Even the rabbis of the Talmud couldn’t be serious all the time! Humor was an important part of life for the rabbis, as it is for all human beings.
Home of Drew & Brigitte Gottleib
Tuesday December 5 at 7:30pm
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Rabbis & Prostitutes (No Charge)
The Rabbis of late-antique Iran, authors of the Talmud, idealized sexual repression among scholars. It might surprise us then that there are so many stories about rabbis and prostitutes! Do these stories have anything in common? Join us to find out.
Home of Dr. Morris & Devorah Elstein
Thursday January 4 at 7:30pm
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