Shabbaton: Talmud After Dark
From April 29, 2017 10:00 am until April 29, 2017 2:00 pm Save to calendar
Posted by Marc Bernstein
Categories: Bet Mishpachah Events
The Spring Shabbaton continues with services, a Kiddush lunch, and a presentation by Maggie Anton.
Services begin, as usual, at 10:00 am and will be followed by a Kiddush lunch. Rabbi Laurie Green and Scott Reiter lead. The Torah portion is Tazri-a/M'tzora (Lev.12:1 - 13:39). Please RSVP by Friday, April 21 to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend or have any dietary requests or questions.
After lunch, guest scholar Maggie Anton will speak on "What the Talmud Actually Teaches About Sexual Relations." Any Talmud student knows that our sages debate all sorts of subjects in great detail. So it should come as no surprise that they also discuss every aspect of sexual relations—how, when, where, with whom—often in startlingly explicit fashion. Maggie reveals how the ancient Rabbis are progressive in many respects—and more bawdy than one might think.
Maggie Anton was born in Los Angeles, \where she still resides. Raised in a secular, socialist household, she reached adulthood with little knowledge of her Jewish religion. All that changed when she met her future husband and they both discovered Judaism as adults. That was the start of a lifetime of Jewish education, synagogue involvement, and ritual observance. In 1992 Maggie joined a women's Talmud class where to her surprise, she fell in love with Talmud, a passion that has continued unabated for twenty years. Intrigued that the great Talmudic scholar Rashi had no sons, only daughters, Maggie researched the family and decided to write novels about them. Thus the award-winning trilogy, Rashi's Daughters, was born, to be followed by National Jewish Book Award finalist, Rav Hisda's Daughter: Apprentice and its sequel, Enchantress. Still studying women and Talmud, Maggie has lectured throughout North America and Israel about the history behind her novels. Arrangements will be made for purchases of Maggie's books.
GLOE is co-sponsoring this event. Click here for more information about Friday's Shabbaton session, when Maggie will speak on "Sex Between Men in Medieval Times (aka “Playing the Game') was Neither a Crime nor Abnormal."