Prof. Athalya Brenner-Idan http://athalya-morah-letorah.com Athalya-morah-leTorah.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:59:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.1 So the Hebrew Bible is that much more Offensive than the New Testament? http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=562 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=562#respond

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Dr. Chris Rollston http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=560 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=560#respond

source url Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:10:59 +0000 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=560 Dr. Chris Rollston will soon take up his position as Associated Professor with tenure at George Washington University (GWU). Heartfelt congratulations!

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WBW panel on feminist commentaries http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=543 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=543#respond Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:52:42 +0000 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=543 Haifa, Israel is my hometown and I’ve spent a large part of my life there. It’s a mixed town, Jews and Arabs (mostly Christians) coexist in it, peacefully if not always lovingly. The local University has an Arab constituency of over 20%.

At the end of 1973, after the Yom Kippur War, Women’s Liberation (for this is how it was called; “Women’s Rights” came later) came to Israel, Haifa first, with several new Immigrants, Jewish-American women of academic training who came to teach at Haifa University. They started by consciousness raising…

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Sisters and Sorority in the Hebrew Bible http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=541 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=541#respond Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:48:24 +0000 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=541 The HB or, rather, its authors and editors, were not much interested in relationships between females unless those advanced a plot in which males played the central roles. This is a truism and a cliché but nevertheless apparently so, hence the ideological framework at the background of the survey and the preliminary reflections that I shall present to you today.

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Humor and Women in the Hebrew Bible and in Judaism – a Framework and Some Examples http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=539 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=539#respond Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:45:52 +0000 http://athalya-morah-letorah.com/?p=539 In this short essay, I shall excuse myself from defining ‘humor’, and not only because its definition is more elusive than its recognition. I shall do so also because—although it is time- and place- and situation bound—most people, scholars included, would agree that jokes, witticisms, certain sound and word plays, comedy and the comic, farce, grotesque, caricature, even irony, anything that produces laughter or even the slightest smile of recognition, falls under humor. Furthermore, there is agreement that beyond the physical reaction there exists a social and educational value that is made possible by the process of release humor sets into motion. Having said all that, three lines will be pursued in parallel fashion here. Let me introduce them, to begin with.

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