Can Long-Distance Really Work?

Rabbi Avi Killip

The Story of Rachel and Rabbi Akiva

The Talmudic love story of Rabbi Akiva and his wife, Rachel, explores core questions about relationships that are just as relevant today. Through a close reading of the narrative we will ask: Can long distance relationships be real and enduring? How do we navigate multiple passions and priorities? In what ways does their love story reflect the relationships of those who came before them, and those who have come since? Recorded live at the Global Day of Jewish Learning, 2015.