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Moshe Halbertal: “Law and Emotions: Maimonides Concept of Mourning” A Public Lecture by Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law

March 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Moshe Halbertal: “Law and Emotions: Maimonides Concept of Mourning”
A Public Lecture by Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law
co-sponsored by the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School and the Center for Jewish Studies
The experience of loss and mourning is a painful and ultimately inescapable feature of human life. Jewish law established practices of mourning that prescribe a rather detailed structure of the mourner’s conduct as well as the response of the community to the mourner and its obligation to provide consolation. Maimonides codified this body of regulations in his great code of Jewish Law, the Mishneh Torah, in the section titled “The Laws of Mourning.” This lecture will focus on the attempt to understand the meaning and practice of mourning in the Jewish tradition and in Maimonides’ thought. It will explore the relationship of the concept of mourning in the Jewish tradition to other understandings of the dynamics of mourning such as Freud’s seminal essay “Mourning and Melancholia.”

Details

Date:
March 6, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

WCC 1019 Classroom

Organizer

Publicity Contact Name
Susan Kahn
Publicity Contact Email
skahn@law.harvard.edu