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Ron Reissberg: Care to Make It Interesting? Seinfeld, Jewish Culture, and the Talmud (Virtual on Zoom)
March 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Program Fee: Free
In partnership wit Cong. Chevra Thilim, San Francisco
Many episodes of Seinfeld touch upon Jewish subjects, for example, “The Bris” and “Jewish Dating Night.” This course will attempt to uncover a more general characteristic of Seinfeld’s humor, namely the tendency to argue endlessly about everything and nothing. In all cases, it’s the principle that counts. The Talmud is the book that makes the Jews “The People of the Book,” and has imprinted a cultural style and practice that is unique among nations. We will study Talmudic passages through the lens of the Seinfeld- Talmud connection.
2 sessions: March 8, 15
Session 1: 3/8/22: https://youtu.be/im_zUmTubI8
Session 2: 3/15/22: https://youtu.be/3BpD5Mo-m04 Note that one segment from Seinfeld had to be cut out of the recording due to copyright issues.