The Robbins Collection and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies will be co-hosting the Annual Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity on Thursday, February 21st. Rachel Adler, the David Ellenson Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College, will be discussing Jewish Law and the #MeToo movement, through a feminist perspective. The #MeToo movement has produced a flood of women’s testimony about a range of sexual aggression that halakhah inadequately addresses, if it does at all. Professor Adler is a pioneer in integrating feminist perspectives into interpreting Jewish texts and law.
There is a reception beginning at 5:30PM, with the lecture following, at 6:00PM in Room 100 at Berkeley Law. If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com. This event is open to UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty.