Beyond Borders: Gender, Nature and the Rabbis
Is Shabbat a natural phenomenon that happens on its own, or do human beings have a necessary role in bringing it in? Do you have to end this meal and start a new one or can this meal retroactively become a Shabbat meal? What ritual is needed to make this transition? We are a people both of boundaries and borders and of border-crossings. We have set times to mark the separation between Shabbat time and weekday time, yet we are fascinated by the in-between, un-categorizable time.
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