Miriam Gedwiser

Miriam GedwiserRegion: New York
Honorarium: negotiable

Biography:
Miriam Gedwiser is a student at New York University School of Law. She has an A.B. in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Chicago. She has studied in the Drisha Scholar's Circle, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and other programs in Boston and Israel. She has taught at Drisha and at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at New York University.

Topics: 

  • Capital Punishment in Jewish Thought: Contemporary American as well as rabbinic sources will be used to explore three questions: Why punish? Why not punish? How to punish?'
  • Ben Zoma is already outside — An Ill-fated Journey into Pardes: Close readings and comparisons within rabbinic literature will be used to explore the journey and fate of this relatively less-known member of the "four who entered Pardes"
  • From Temple to Torah -- Pilgrimage in Masekhet Hagigah: This session is geared for shalosh regalim, especially Shavuot and/or Simchat Torah
  • Self and Other: Sarah and Hagar

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