Shabbaton: Talmud After Dark
From April 28, 2017 6:30 pm until April 28, 2017 9:30 pm Save to calendar
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. The cost is $26 per person for members of Bet Mishpachah or GLOE and $33 per person for others. Payments can be made via the PayPal button below or by sending your check made payable to Bet Mishpachah to Mindy Gasthalter, 1725 17th Street NW, #208, Washington, DC 20009.
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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."