Gila Fine on The History of the Talmud in Four Objects – Rebbe’s Jar

Posted by Gila Fine on November 4, 2015
Topics: The History of the Talmud in 4 Objects, Pardes Live, Talmudic Personalities


In the first part of a 4-part series given at Pardes Jerusalem, Gila Fine discusses Rebbe’s Jar: Is euthanasia murderous or merciful? Why was clay so important in the ancient world? And how does one broken jar cause the death of the great Rebbe? A reading of Ktubot 104a, through the Shulhan Arukh and Sefat Emet, Iggrot Moshe and Tzitz Eliezer, Carol Gilligan and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Abraham Joshua Heschel and Brittany Maynard.

Click here for part 2 in the series – R. Yehoshua b. Levi’s Knife

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About Gila Fine

Gila Fine is the editor-in-chief of Maggid Books (Koren Publishers Jerusalem). She is also a teacher of Talmudic narrative, and has taught at the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, Pardes Institute and the Shalom Hartman Institute. Gila is the former editor of the quarterly journal Azure: Ideas for the Jewish Nation, and the ghost writer behind several well-known books. Click here to read more.

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