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When nature goes awry: communal response to tragedy w/Deena Aranoff, 7 pm
March 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020
When nature goes awry: communal response to tragedy: In this three-part series we will read selections from Tractate Ta’anit, a Tractate that deals with the collective response to drought and other natural disasters. How does the Talmud portray the emotional response to natural disaster? How do the liturgical and ceremonial responses address the grief and fear of the community? What is the role of prayer in responding to tragedy? Please join us as we explore rabbinic wisdom as it guides our human response to tragedy.
Or by phone: 669-900-6833, meeting id: 5108435246#
Deena Aranoff is Faculty Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She teaches rabbinic literature, medieval patterns of Jewish thought, and the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history. Her recent publications engage with the subject of childcare, maternity and the making of Jewish culture.
Deena Aranoff – Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, March 17, 24, 31