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Monday, June 17 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CANCELLED - ‘Alone in the crowd’: a short history of the Talmudic herem

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One of the most ubiquitous (but least understood) of the Talmud's weapons is the herem, or ban. From the sage known only as Acher (‘somebody else’) to the philosopher Baruch Spinoza, many who transgressed Rabbinic consensus have felt the lash of social exclusion. In this session, we will consider the Talmudic passages that speak of this phenomenon, determine precisely what the herem looked like, and what one need do to incur the wrath of the Rabbinate.

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Simon Holloway

Simon  is an Education Officer at the Sydney Jewish Museum, where he researches and runs seminars on the Holocaust. He has a PhD from the University of Sydney, for which he wrote a thesis on the use of metaphor in the Hebrew Bible. He also has two beautiful children, aged 1 and 3... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 7

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