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Sunday, December 4 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Distaff of Silence: The Image of Rachel the Matriarch in Modern Hebrew Poetry

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The matriarch, Rachel, strikes us as a tragic figure -- forced to share her husband with her sister, and then barren for years only to die prematurely in child-birth. Modern Israeli poets, however, transform the image of the matriarch, offering radical readings of the biblical text that displace traditional understandings.

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Rachel Adelman

Hebrew College
Rachel Adelman (Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is currently an associate professor of Hebrew Bible in the rabbinical program at Hebrew College in Boston. She published two books and when not writing articles, or divrei torah, it is poetry that flows from her pen.

Sunday December 4, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
CR 11

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