Gila Fine on The History of the Talmud in Four Objects – The Ministering Women’s Mirrors

Posted by Gila Fine on November 24, 2015
Topics: The History of the Talmud in 4 Objects, Pardes Live, Talmud


In the final part of this 4-part series given at Pardes Jerusalem, Gila Fine discusses The Ministering Women’s Mirrors: What makes the Bible so afraid of love? Why does Moses seek to punish to ministering women? And how do bronze mirrors come to save the Jewish People? A reading of Midrash Tanhuma, Pekudei 9, through Ovid and Maharal, the Brothers Grimm and Jacques Lacan, George Orwell and Erich Fromm.

Click here for part 1 in this series – Rebbe’s Jar
Click here for part 2 in this series – R. Yehoshua b. Levi’s Knife
Click here for part 3 in this series –  R. Meir’s Candle


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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