Intro Religions Day 20 Lilith powerpoint

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Lilith & Eve
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Background to Jewish texts Layers of texts Torah (first 5 books) Bible (“Tanak”, “Written Torah”) Rabbinic Literature (“Oral Torah”) Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash (broadest term) Approach to the texts Jewish literature is inverse pyramid – Bible at base and it expands into midrashic literature Studying the Torah is the “dominant religious preoccupation throughout history of Judaism” (Holtz, 12) You do not read it, you study it.
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What kind of text is this? Characters? Plot? Lilith refuses inequality Lilith becomes demon God makes effort to control undesirable behavior in making Eve Mating of Adam and Eve What does this story tell us about the ‘nature’ of men and women?
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Plaskow: The Coming of Lilith Judith Plaskow: The Coming of Lilith (Jewish) A. Judith Plaskow: Plaskow is a Jewish Feminist theologian and scholar of religious studies. Her
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Unformatted text preview: Ph.D. is from Yale University and she currently teaches at Manhattan College. B. Basic Plot: -Lilith and Adam-Eve and Adam-Adam and God-How does Adam describe Lilith to Eve?-How does the apple tree play into this version of the story?-Focus: sisterhood C. The Coming of Lilith rewrites an ancient midrash by portraying the two wives of Adam, the outcast rebel Lilith and the more tractable Eve encountering each other, forming a creative sisterly bond that exposes the unexamined bond between God and Man and proposing to transform the Garden. In retrospect, Plaskow sees the impact of non-Jewish thought on The Coming of Lilith, and the dearth of Jewish theological language and understandings, but she also sees in it my first incorporation of Jewish modes of thinking into my attempts to theologize. -...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course RELIGION 2001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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