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Aspects of Disgust and Rabbinic Judaism

Dr. Jeffrey L. Rubenstein, NYU
Thursday, March 23, 2023
12:30-2:00 PM
2022 202 S. Thayer Map
In the study of Rabbinic Judaism (200-700 CE), the emotion of disgust has received minimal attention. Yet disgust plays a role in almost every category of rabbinic law and thought, including dietary regulations, impurity, sacrifices, forbidden sex, divorce, prayer, social relations with gentiles and “Others,” and ethical character. This lecture begins by discussing theoretical aspects of disgust and then surveys the ways disgust impacts these different dimensions of rabbinic Judaism. It concludes by charting some questions for further study and productive avenues for further research.

This is a hybrid event in 2022 South Thayer Building.
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Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Frankel Center For Judaic Studies, jewish, jewish studies, Judaic, judaic studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies