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Rabbinic Tales: In the Talmud and in Chasidut

Rabbinic Tales

(5783-5784) (Sunday) Both the Talmud and Chassidut, though separated by over a millennium, convey some of their most central messages by means of stories. In both, these stories interact with more formal presentations of law and belief. This series will examine the centrality and function of the story in both of these literatures, and also the ways each of these disparate periods sheds light on the other.