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Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Shai Secunda
May 16, 2015 @ 10:45 am - 8:00 pm
Dr. Shai Secunda is a Lecturer in Rabbinic Literature and Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he serves as a Martin Buber Society Fellow. His recent book The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in its Sasanian Context was published in 2014 by UPenn Press. He is founding editor of The Talmud Blog, a unique forum for discussing the many different lives of rabbinic texts – from the traditional beit midrash to the university library, popular culture, and artistic expression.
Saturday, May 16th
9:15 am Morning Service
10:45 am Text Study with visiting scholar, Dr. Shai Secunda: Keeping it Whole: Good, Evil, and the Talmud’s Encounter with Iran
6: 30 pm Text Study with visiting scholar, Dr. Shai Secunda: Reciting in the Original, Praying in Translation: The Mishnah’s Take on Speaking Mitzvot
7: 35 pm Mincha
7:55 pm Seudah Shlishit
8:57 pm Ma’ariv, Havdalah & Shabbat ends