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【For Students and Academics】CISMOR workshop

Updated Nov. 11, 2022
We will hold an online workshop.

CISMOR Workshop

in cooperation with HEKSHERIM Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture


Topics:

The Return of the Absent Father A New Reading of a Chain of Stories from the Babylonian Talmud




Lecturer:
Haim Weiss
(Professor in the department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Shira Stav
(Senior lecturer in the department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

The Lecture suggests a new reading of a chain of seven stories in tractate Ketubot in the Babylonian Talmud. In these stories, Sages abandon their homes, their wives, and their families and go away to the study house for long periods. Earlier interpretations have emphasized the tension between the conjugal desire and the scholarly desire as the key driving force in these stories. The new reading reveals an additional layer of meaning to the father figure’s role within the family structure. Shifting the spotlight from the couple to the drama of the relationship between the father and his sons and daughters complicates the tension between the mundane domestic sphere and the spiritual-learning sphere of the study house.


This workshop is conducted in English. No interpretation.

Organized by CISMOR
in cooperation with HEKSHERIM Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture
We will hold an online workshop.

CISMOR Workshop

in cooperation with HEKSHERIM Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture


Topics:

The Return of the Absent Father A New Reading of a Chain of Stories from the Babylonian Talmud




Lecturer:
Haim Weiss
(Professor in the department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Shira Stav
(Senior lecturer in the department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

The Lecture suggests a new reading of a chain of seven stories in tractate Ketubot in the Babylonian Talmud. In these stories, Sages abandon their homes, their wives, and their families and go away to the study house for long periods. Earlier interpretations have emphasized the tension between the conjugal desire and the scholarly desire as the key driving force in these stories. The new reading reveals an additional layer of meaning to the father figure’s role within the family structure. Shifting the spotlight from the couple to the drama of the relationship between the father and his sons and daughters complicates the tension between the mundane domestic sphere and the spiritual-learning sphere of the study house.


This workshop is conducted in English. No interpretation.

Organized by CISMOR
in cooperation with HEKSHERIM Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture
Date
Dec. 4, 2022 (Sun.)
16:00 - 17:30
Israel (IDT), 9:00-10:30, Sunday December 4, 2022
Venue
Online
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correctly in advance.
Speaker
Haim Weiss (Professor in the department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Shira Stav (Senior lecturer in the department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Admission
  • Free
Open to
  • Current Students
  • Alumni
Application
  • Necessary
Please register from followign application form.
Application Form

Registration closes on November 29, 2022.
Contact
Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions (CISMOR)
Telephone : +81-75-251-3972
Fax : +81-75-251-3092
E-mail:rc-issin@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
Note
If you have any questions or have any trouble in registration, please feel free to contact CISMOR Office.