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A Talmud Lesson In The Knesset

A secular Talmud scholar makes an impassioned plea for sharing the burdens and responsibilities of Israeli society.

02/19/2013

Editor’s note: In her inaugural Knesset speech last week, Ruth Calderon, a secular Talmud scholar and teacher and member of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, created a national stir with a contemporary lesson she drew from the Talmud. This excerpt was translated, from the Hebrew, for The Jewish Week by Elli Fischer.

Ruth Calderon
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