Wishing everyone an easy and meaningful fast.
Dr. Jeffrey Rubenstein, Davar Scholar this Shabat (tonight!), will address the scholarly shift in the approach to Talmudic Stories and the implications of this shift. Dr Rubenstein is Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies; Skirball Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at New York University.
Friday night, tfila at 7pm
Talk #1 Talmudic Stories from history to literature: Texts
Saturday morning, tfila at 8:15am
Talk #2 Talmudic Stories: from history to literature: Lecture and Discussion
Shabbat Afternoon, tfila at 7:25pm
Talk #3 The Metamorphosis of Stories: From the Yerushalmi to the Bavli
All are welcome.
The First Davar Theater Night is planned for Sunday Night, July 13 at 7:30pm.
This will be an outdoor performance of Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies” by the NJ Shakespeare Festival (see review http://www.curtainup.com/ learnedladiesnj14.html)
What is the NJ Shakespeare Festival?
It is a really cool Equity Actor’s theater (ie. professional) on the campus of Drew University that performs 6 indoor plays and 1 outdoor play each year.
Where is the Play?
The outdoor play is staged at an amphitheater on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Florham Park (about 40-45 minutes from Teaneck).
How Much Are Tickets?
$35 (if we can get 10 or more people to join, we will be able to get a group rate).
What Do I Need to Do?
If you are interested, send Dror Futter an email expressing your interest and letting him know if you might be interested in a pre- theater picnic.
Please send in your response to him by July 3.
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