In the second part of this 4-part series given at Pardes Jerusalem, Gila Fine discusses R. Yehoshua b. Levi’s Knife: Is it fair to quarantine the contagiously ill? How does one identify a leper? And what happens when R. Yehoshua tries to disarm the Angel of Death? A reading of Ktubot 77b, through Michel Foucault and Susan Sontag, Rav Kook and R. Aryeh Levine, Monty Python and R. Sacks, José Saramago and Kaci Hickox.
Click here for part 1 in this series – Rebbe’s Jar