Thursday, March 13, 2014

Talmud Class tonight at 7 pm. Vashti: Feminist Hero or Vain Villain?

Join us tonight on Google + for an online Talmud class.  We will be discussing the role of Vashti in the Biblical and Talmudic Traditions.  

You can read the first chapter of Esther here and download Tractate Megillah here.  We will be reading folio 12b (page 45 on the pdf) on the Talmud.


1) Go to and click on "Install voice and video chat". It will take a few minutes, so let it finish its installation. Depending on your computer, you may have to restart before it will work.
2) Go to and sign in with your gmail account if you have one (if not, click on 'sign up' at the top)
a. It will ask you to sign up for Google+...make sure you do this!
3) When it asks you to 'add people', search for "Rachel Isaacs" and add me! (it's the one with a picture of me in a black robe and red academic scarf)
4) An hour before the class, I will send out an email to everyone of my google+ friends with a link to the class. Click on the link and wait to see me!