Sign In Forgot Password

Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Gila Fine

Saturday, July 8, 2023 19 Tammuz 5783

All Day

Join us on Shabbat Pinchas to learn with our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Gila FIne.

  • Shabbat morning at Main Minyan: Moses' Hand-to-Mouth Life
  • Shabbat afternoon: Eyes That Cannot See, Lips That Cannot Speak: A Tragedy of Rabbinic Rivalry Why does Torah study turn friends into enemies? What are the three fatal flaws of a rabbi? And how does a great rosh yeshiva end up killing the best student he ever had? Exploring the tragedy of R. Yohanan and R. Kahana through the Midrash and Talmud, Somerset Maugham and José Saramago, Martin Buber and Adin Steinsaltz.

Gila Fine is a lecturer in rabbinic literature at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, exploring the tales of the Talmud through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis, and pop-culture. She has served as a faculty member of the London School of Jewish Studies, the Bronfman Fellowship, the Nachshon Project, the Community Scholars Program, and Amudim Seminary, and has taught thousands of students at communities and conferences across the Jewish world. Gila’s dynamic literary method and unique intertextual approach – ranging from folktales to fiction to film – bring the stories of the Talmud to life, revealing their relevance for our time. Her work has been featured in the BBC, Haaretz, the Jerusalem Post, the Jerusalem Report, Tradition Journal, Jewish News, and the Jewish Chronicle (which selected her as one of the ten most influential Brits in Israel). Haaretz has called her “a young woman on her way to becoming one of the more outstanding Jewish thinkers of the next generation.”

Share Print Save To My Calendar
Thu, September 21 2023 6 Tishrei 5784