Residue of Holiness: Garbage Disposal in the Temple and the Tannaitic Hermeneutic

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Type: 
Seminar
Date: 
October 27, 2020
Location: 
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Classical Studies

Dr. Hillel Mali, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Gruss Scholar in Residence at NYU School of Law

Sacred space is usually characterized by the assignment of a specific cultic task to each individual person, vessel, and material. But even the most splendid temples produce waste products, residue of sacred material cast aside without use. This online webinar will discuss the practicalities of the treatment of sacred waste, the theological principles underlying them, and the surprising connections between hermeneutic and ritual.

Respondent: Professor Azzan Yadin-Israel, Departments of Jewish Studies and Classics, Rutgers University

Contact Info: 

Please register online. If there are questions, please contact Jenny Gehrmann, Senior Department Administrator, Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, at 848-932-3571 or by email.