Keshet Beit Midrash: Rabbi Yochanan & Identity in Torah Learning

July 27, 2017 Free
(Photo: Republica/Pixabay)
(Photo: Republica/Pixabay)

Rabbi Yochanan, a recurring character in the Talmud, is renowned not only for his Torah, but also for his great beauty and his deep love for his hevruta. He’s also famous for being the central character in one of the Talmud’s most homoerotic tales. In this session, we’ll examine this and a few other tales that feature Rabbi Yochanan. We’ll get acquainted with this fascinating figure and explore how his identity impacts his Torah learning.

This will be a text study session open to people from all learning backgrounds and friendly to beginners (English translations provided for everything).

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Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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