From the Sages, Jewish Law/Halacha, Thought and Law: Bruria and Kavana: Innovative Talmudic Teachings with Senior Rabbi Joseph Dweck
Special guest lecturers from Jerusalem: Rabbanit Chana Henkin and Rabbanit Gilla Rosen Chaired by S&P Senior Rabbi Joseph Dweck.
This event is dedicated in memory of Estelle Levy z”l.
This event is a partnership between LSJS, the S&P Sephardi Community, the Nishmat Center in Jerusalem and is the first event in the exciting new series of the ‘Women Scholars Programme’ sponsored by the Montefiore Endowment.
This is an amazing opportunity to study with two of the best and most influential teachers in the world in modern Jewish learning. Rabbanit Henkin will analyse the role of women in the Talmud, focusing on the Bruria narrative. Rabbanit Rosen will explore approaches to ‘Kavanah’ (intention) from Talmudic to Rabbinical interpretations, and their meaning for us today.
Rabbanit Chana Henkin is founder and Dean of Nishmat, the Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women in Jerusalem. She is recognised for having re-drawn the landscape of Torah leadership and scholarship for women today. She created the unique role of Yoatzot Halacha, experts in women’s health and Jewish law, who have since addressed more than 300,000 halachic questions from across the world. Rabbanit Henkin is a graduate of Yeshiva Univeristy and was awarded Israel’s prestigious Agrest prize for innovative religious education.
Rabbanit Gilla Rosen is the Dean Emeritus of the Yakar Centre for Tradition and Creativity. She lectures in Talmud and Midrash at Nishmat and Yakar, serves as a Yoetzet Halacha (Halachic Advisor) and is one of the founders of forum Takana. She has degress from Barnard College and Manchester University and studied at Michlala, Nishmat and Matan.
Special discount for S&P Members – £5, normally £12
Booking closes at midday on Friday 19 June