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"Jewish Law and Modesty: Hair Covering, Body Covering, and Living in a Revealing Society "

October 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Encina Commons, Room 123

Lunch colloquium with Michael Broyde (Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law).

In this talk, Michael Broyde will focus on the history of the Jewish law concept of modesty (tziniyut) with all of its deeply gendered context, and argue that the actual picture of the substance of Jewish law is not as glum as one might think, and that the classical sources -- at least until the reactions to the Enlightenment 150 years -- ago were reasonable and source driven.  We will ponder what if anything Jewish concepts have to contribute to the general discourse in our society.

Event Sponsor: 
Taube Center for Jewish Studies