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Shabbaton: Talmud After Dark

From April 28, 2017 6:30 pm until April 28, 2017 9:30 pm Save to calendar

At DCJCC 1529 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

Posted by Marc Bernstein

Categories: Bet Mishpachah Events


The Spring Shabbaton begins with congregational dinner, services, and guest scholar Maggie Anton.


Bet Mishpachah's Spring Shabbaton begins with a congregational dinner at 6:30 pm. (Dinner reservations are now closed.)

Shabbat services begin, as usual, at 8:00 pm. Rabbi Laurie Green, Scott Reiter, and song leader/guitarist Mark Novak lead.

Following services, guest scholar Maggie Anton will speak on "Sex Between Men in Medieval Times (aka “Playing the Game') was Neither a Crime nor Abnormal."  While researching her book Rashi's Daughters, Maggie learned that until the Renaissance, Europeans accepted that men might be sexually attracted to anyone beautiful, both maidens and youths. Sexual relations between men were sinful, but love between them was honored, and lusty young men were assumed to have sex with each other. Apparently the medieval society that was tolerant towards Jews and learned women also tolerated Ganymedes.

GLOE is co-sponsoring this event.  Click here to learn more information about both Maggie Anton and her Saturday presentation on "What the Talmud Actually Teaches About Sexual Relations." 

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