“Going about Her House”: The Distancing of Menstruants in the Talmud and Its Sasanian Context

A guest lecture
Activity Date: 
Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

On Thursday, August 3, I gave a lecture cosponsored by Mandel Scholion and the Martin Buber Society of Fellows. The topic of lecture was about the segregation of menstruating Jewish women in Bablyonia, and the way such practices were influenced by the traditions ffrom other neighboring religious communities, such as Zoroastrianism and Mandaeism. Dr. Yakir Paz offered a response, and there was a lively discussion by the audience.

I gave the lecture towards the end of a stay facilitated by Mandel Scholion, which offered alumni living abroad support and hospitality to work out of a Scholion office over the summer and give a public lecture. It was wonderful to be in the Mandel building again, and to see old friends both at Scholion and Buber.