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Sunday, November 17 • 3:10pm - 4:10pm
Is Gender Inequality a Biblical Mandate?

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Is Inequality a Biblical Mandate? To what degree do God's words to woman in the Garden of Eden -- "to your husband is your desire and he shall rule over you"-- constitute a mandate of subjugation to all women for all time? Through a comparison of the narrative of Eve with that of Sarah and several later biblical characters, we will note the recurrence of this difficult motif, along with signs of reexamination, and at times, reversal, of God's pronouncements in the Garden.

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Judy Klitsner

Judy Klitsner is a senior educator at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies; is the founding board chair of Sacred Spaces, an organization that addresses abuses of power in Jewish institutions; and is author of Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine... Read More →

Sunday November 17, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm
M-KI Sanctuary 384 Harvard Campus