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Sunday, May 31 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
But Ruth Cleaved to Her: Social Intimacies in a World Awry

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Ruth and Naomi’s relationship is perhaps the emblematic narrative on social intimacy in the Torah. In this session, we shall consider the concept of deveikut or cleaving using midrashic and psychoanalytic sources. While we are all grappling with social distancing, we shall consider the meanings and vicissitudes of intimate friendship with another and wonder – can the world survive without it?

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Adina Roth

Adina Roth is a Jewish educator and Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Johannesburg. She founded B’tocham Education where she teaches Torah classes to a range of people, from little kids to adults and she runs a programme for bar and bat mitzvah, to usher them in to early... Read More →

Sunday May 31, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm SAST
Room 6