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Household and Halakha: Study Session with Deena Aranoff

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

Scholar and educator Deena Aranoff will lead a text-study session on the origins of halakha (rabbinic law) and its interplay with household practices. Through a close reading of Talmudic texts as well as contemporary theorists, the session will consider the role of the household as a significant factor in the development of Jewish culture.

Deena Aranoff is faculty director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She teaches on rabbinic literature, medieval patterns of Jewish thought, and the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history. Aranoff is also a community educator who teaches Bible, rabbinics, and Jewish mysticism throughout the Bay Area.

Program made possible, in part, by David Zebker.

Earlier Event: December 3
Genealogy Clinic
Later Event: December 3
Drop-In Book Club