Rabbis and Prostitutes: It’s Not What You Think

December 4, 2019, 7:00 pm
Columbia Jewish Congregation
5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD 21045

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Rabbi Amy Scheinerman

Wednesdays, December 4, 11

If this sounds like a strange topic for a Talmud class, you’re right. We will explore two remarkable talmudic stories about the relationship between a rabbi and a prostitute and also about much more. If you’re concerned that the women will come off looking bad, here’s a preview: Neither is portrayed as evil in the least and one of the women is the moral hero of the tale. Both stories are built on deep human issues, and comparing and contrasting them reveals even more.

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