Greenburgh Hebrew Center Presents “A Bad Romance”: A Fascinating, Enlightening New Course

Published: Friday, October 24, 2014 By: Robin Rosenberg

Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry is once again offering its popular JTS@GHC series with a fascinating course called “A Bad Romance?: Rabbinic Love and Matrimony”.  The rabbinic tradition is not known for its models of equality in relationships.  However, the Talmud presents a number of stories of rabbis and their wives.  How do husbands treat their wives and vice versa? What happens when there is a dispute and the wife can quote Torah to prove her point? Are spouses meant to be partners or adversaries?  Each class will examine the Talmud's narratives about a specific couple to see what values lie within the rabbinic model of marriage.

The instructor for the class is Rachel Rosenthal, who is a PhD candidate in Rabbinic Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. The course meets on Thursdays from 8 pm – 9 pm, beginning on October 30. The course continues on November 6, 13 and 20. Those who are interested can sign up for the entire series, or just pay by class at the door.
Fee Schedule:
GHC Members    $40 per course, $12 per class
Non-members     $50 per course, $15 per class
Age 32 or under  $20 per course, $5 per class

Questions or to RSVP, please email Arlene at

The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a Conservative, fully egalitarian synagogue with daily services and vibrant programming in a warm and active community.  GHC offers various membership opportunities including Gateway. To learn about becoming a member, or for information about our award-winning Religious School or Early Childhood Center, please contact the synagogue office or visit the Event Pages.