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Hannah Zaves-Greene: A Talk on Jewish Ritual Mourning Practices
The process of dying, Jewish tradition suggests, is not complete until the last living person forgets your name. What does that mean for those of us whose true name – or even identity – is not openly known to the community? Hannah Zaves-Greene, visiting professor of Jewish Studies at Sarah Lawrence College, will explore historical and modern rituals of Jewish mourning, including a discussion of how these practices, typically centered around the twin themes of history and memory, become more complicated when mourning members of a marginalized group.
Professor Zaves-Greene, BA Sarah Lawrence College, PhD, New York University, is a professor of religion at Sarah Lawrence College. Zaves-Greene’s research focuses on the intersection of American Jewish history, migration studies, disability studies, gender and women’s history, and American legal and political history. For more information on Professor Zaves-Greene, click here.