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Picture above: Coat of the Agunot
Agunot, so-called “chained women,” cannot, according to Jewish law, remarry due to inconclusive evidence of a husband’s death, or their husbands’ refusal to grant a divorce. Arnovitz photocopied hundreds of Jewish marriage contracts, tore them into small pieces and combined the fragments onto paper coats with sleeves, hems and collars sewn shut.
hayil, A Woman of Va
Two Jews, Three Opinions
If you're a junkie for Jewish news, this highly popular class is for you! Lend your voice and opinions to our lively discussions about current events in Israel and around the world. Discussions led by Rabbi Scott White.
Classes meet on Wednesdays 12:30-1:45 pm in Club Room 3 (upper level of the Campus).
May 1, 8, 22, 29, no class on 5/15 because of Shavuot (4 sessions) $40
June 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 sessions) $40
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (5 sessions) $50
August 7, 14, 21, 28 (4 sessions) $40
Great Books 2012-2013
Diane Botwin and Audrey Asher lead highly focused discussions of literature with Jewish content: contemporary and historical poems, short stories, and essays. All readings can be read in one sitting and are available in advance so that participants come to meetings familiar with the monthly selection.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Every THIRD Sunday of the month
Club Room 3, upper level of the Campus
Page numbers below cite to The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories, edited by Ilan Stavans; asterisked readings may be acquired by contacting Jill Maidhof, firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-327-8077
March 17 In the Name of His Name by Angelina Muniz-Huberman p. 335
The Ballad of the False Messiah by Moacyr Scliar p. 358
April 21 Sign Language for the Infidels by Sloane Crosley*
Nomad and Viper by Amos Oz p. 364
May 19 Millionaires by Michael Chabon*
The Little Knife by Michael Chabon*
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