In a beautifully appointed Jerusalem home, and framed by some Avigdor Arikha, Michal Bar Asher-Siegal led an extremely animated discussion that compared many of the motifs comprising the Bavli’s Resh Lakish story cycle with similar elements from Syriac Christian hagiographical texts. Like those cool guys from Chicago, Michal was on a mission to convince scholars of the significance and necessity of reading the Talmud alongside these (then) very popular Christian works. And in our humble opinion, she succeeded marvelously. For those of you who want to see if you’re convinced, we’ve uploaded the audio of the lecture here, and the handout here. Let us know what you think!
7 thoughts on “The Talmud Blog Hosts Michal Bar Asher-Siegal”
Who are the cool guys from Chicago? I know who Resh Lakish is (and even who Michal Bar Asher-Siegal is and I’m going to watch this at my first opportunity, Inschallah)
The Blues Brothers, of course….
This should clarify things:
Yitz great job Enjoyed the audio Could the mic Be passed to the questioner Thanks B
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Thanks! I’ll try and be more careful about that next time…
How does one score an invite to Talmud Blog events?
Ummm, you just show up when you see the announcement on our fb page? The next one is here http://www.facebook.com/events/451516064883577/. Will be announced soon.