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Sunday, June 9 • 6:15pm - 7:15pm
“Women known for these acts” – lesbianism in halachah

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The prohibition in the book of Leviticus against male homosexuality is well known and it is often assumed that the same laws apply equally to women. However, female homosexuality is not even mentioned in the Torah, and while it is discussed in later rabbinic sources, it is treated quite differently. In this session, we will explore how lesbian sexual activity is viewed in halachah and consider some radical changes happening in the contemporary Jewish world.

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Rebecca Forgasz

Rebecca Forgasz is the Director of the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne. She has previously worked in exhibition-related roles at major state institutions and she is an experienced Jewish educator. Rebecca holds Masters Degrees in Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies as well... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm AEST
Engineering Building Room G6

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