"The Wisdom of Bat-Yiftach"
52 Mt. Auburn St.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
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
More info: www.worshipandstudy.org