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Lecture 1: Is the Talmud Racist?

In this presentation, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies director Professor Steve Weitzman will introduce the series and its goals. Following that, Mira Wasserman will explore concepts of race and racism as they relate to the foundational source of Jewish tradition, the Babylonian Talmud.

Mira Wasserman
Mira Wasserman

Rabbi Mira Wasserman, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Jewish Ethics and assistant professor of rabbinic literature at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Her book Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals is a study of how the Talmud describes what makes Jews different from others.

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