UPDATE: THE EVENT CAN BE VIEWED HERE
The Talmud Blog Live: Adam Becker in Conversation with Ishay Rosen-Zvi on the Evil Inclination in Syriac Literature and its Implications for the Bavli
It has been quite some time since the virtual community known as the Talmud blog has gotten together. So we’re thrilled to announce yet another Talmud Blog “live” event, which will take place next Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 PM at Ohel Moshe 5, Jerusalem. We’ll be hosting Professor Adam Becker of New York University who will be talking on the Evil Inclination in Syriac and its implications for the Bavli, with a special focus on the fifth century Syriac writer Narsai, and his homilies on Lent. Professor Ishay Rosen-Zvi of Tel Aviv University, author of Demonic Desires: “Yetzer Hara” and the Problem of Evil in Late Antiquity, will be responding to the talk.
Reader’s interested in attending are strongly encouraged to RSVP either by emailing us (thetalmudblog [at] gmail [dot] com) or for those with facebook, preferably via the Facebook event page. For those who will not be able to make it, the talk will be streamed here on the Talmud Blog and on Google Hangout (add thetalmudblog [at] gmail [dot] com to your circles).