Harvard Divinity School, Swartz Hall, James Room
Discussion of the New Book by Yakir Englander
Author, former WSRP Research Associate at HDS, and current National Senior Director of Leadership at the Israeli-American Council
Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, UC Berkeley, currently Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law, Harvard Law School
Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College
The Male Body in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Theology invites us into a rich cultural world, usually envisioned as the temple of the intellect, and reveals how it actually places the gendered body at center stage. With the sympathy of a former practitioner and the insight of a theologian, Yakir Englander grapples with the challenges of sexuality to a life of piety.