Women & the Talmud with Tamar Biala


January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018; Tuesday mornings 10:30-12:30

During this mini-series, we will read some tales from the Talmud and discuss issues of sexuality, love, and parenthood from a feminist perspective.  

$120 Kerem Shalom Members $180 Non-members
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Tamar Biala is engaged with Jewish feminism as a writer and lecturer. She received her BA in Jewish studies and in literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her MA in Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies at the Schechter Institute. Her MA thesis, directed by professor Tamar Ross, was on “Feminist Theology’s Critique of Divine Transcendence as a Means of Changing Conceptions of the ‘Self.”’  Ms. Biala has taught at IASA, Jerusalem’s high school for gifted students, at the Hartman Institute’s teacher training program, in pluralistic batei midrash in Israel and for the Israel Defense Forces. She also served for several years on the board of Kolech, the Religious Women’s Forum, under whose auspices she developed high school curricula for the empowerment of young women in which she trained teachers, and curricula for sex and family education for both young men and young women.   She is the co-editor of Dirshuni: Midrashei Nashim (Yediot Acharonot and the Jewish Agency for Israel, 2009), the first-ever collection of Midrashim written by contemporary Israeli women. While at the HBI, Ms. Biala edited the second volume of Dirshuni, which contains dozens of new Midrashim, written by a wide and changing range of authors.  In the fall or 2013, Tamar was a scholar-in-residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.