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"The Wisdom of Bat-Yiftach"

Smith Hall
Harvard Hillel
52 Mt. Auburn St.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

"The Wisdom of Bat-Yiftach"

Potluck lunch (dairy) after Shabbat services, followed by talk at 12:15 p.m. Rabbi Walfish will lead us through rabbinic texts that see the death of Bat-Yiftah (Jethro’s daughter, Judges 11) as an avoidable tragedy. We will focus especially on one midrash which depicts her as a wise woman whose knowledge of Torah cannot save her from her fate.

Gazette Classification: Ethics, Lecture, Religion
Organization/Sponsor: Worship and Study Congregation at Harvard Hillel
Speaker(s): Rabbi Miriam-Simma Walfish

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:45