CRCS&ICRS Wednesday Forum: “Sanctification of Subordination? Traditional Jewish Marriage and Alternatives within Rabbinic Literature”

CRCS & ICRS WEDNESDAY FORUM THROUGH A VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH MONASH UNIVERSITY.

Dear CRCS & ICRS students, faculty and guests, We kindly invite you to participate in the CRCS & ICRS Wednesday Forum of this week. Wednesday forum this week will be a forum through video conference with Monash University, and we will have Dr. Melanie Landau (Lecturer, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University) as the speaker who will talk about “Sanctification of Subordination? Traditional Jewish Marriage and Alternatives within Rabbinic Literature.” Some information about this forum can be read as follows.

Date: Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Time: 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Venue: Conference Room, Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University. Jln. Sosio Yustisia, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta.
Speaker: Dr. Melanie Landau

Abstract:

Traditional Jewish marriage as practiced today− and the only form of marriage officially recognized and sanctioned for Israeli Jews marrying in the State of Israel− is based on an acquisition- like, non-reciprocal arrangement developed by the ancient rabbis. Marriage and its acquisition- like nature is understood in divergent ways by ancient rabbis and throughout the development of Jewish law. This paper will explore the main elements of traditional Jewish marriage, including the aspect of the acquisition of the woman by the man, as elaborated in ancient and medieval rabbinic texts. It will also go on to examine two models of partnership that partially and fully bypass the acquisition.

Registration:

The forum is free of charge and on a first-come-first serve basis.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Melanie Landau is a Lecturer, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University.

Contact Persons:

Elis Z. Anis (ICRS): elis236.andri@yahoo.com,elis@ugm.ac.id; Lina Pary (CRCS): lina_pary@yahoo.com; Maria Ingrid (CRCS/ICRS): ingridita@gmail.com.

(JMI)

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