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If Flame Falls on Cedars, Women Leaders Will Put Out the Fire: The Biblical Deborah Reimagined

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free
Wendy Zierler, Ph.D., Sigmund Falk Professor of Feminist Studies and Modern Jewish Literature, Hebrew Union College/New York
The Biblical Deborah has been adduced as a feminist model for women’s leadership as far back as the earliest agitations for women’s ordination at the end of the 19th century. But well before then, in Trieste Italy, the first modern Hebrew woman poet, Rachel Luzatto Morpurgo (1790-1871) placed herself in the shoes of the biblical Deborah as well as those of the erudite rabbis of the Talmud, subtly suggesting that women poets, pastors, and leaders might be able to do the job better than their erstwhile male counterparts. Discover the story of the biblical Deborah through the unique lens of Morpurgo’s 1859 poem “Look: This is New,” and learn how modern Hebrew women’s poetry can serve as a vital source of new interpretation for our classical sources.
Presented in partnership with Lilith magazine.

Details

Date:
April 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://huc-edu.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_6gfTLHKoRRqgHCobNkyO5A 

Organizer

Temple Emanu-El
Phone:
2059338037
Email:
communications@ourtemple.org
Website:
ourtemple.org

Venue

Temple Emanu-El
2100 Highland Ave
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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