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Bibil Identifier bibil:207325
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Post coïtum triste : le désir, l'imaginaire et la transgression dans le midrash
Title (French, ) Chapitre d'anthropologie talmudique
Author Jaffé, Dan
Journal Études Théologiques et Religieuses (Volume: 85, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language French
Pages 201-219 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Dan JAFFE analyses an Aggadic text from the Babylonian Talmud (Qidushin 81b). The interpretative tools are both innovative and interdisciplinary. They combine textual, hermeneutical, psychoanalytic and anthropologic approaches. This midrashic passage relates the notions of desire and transgression in the imagination of its central character, Rav Hiya bar Ashi, who spurns his wife's advances yet falls for the pretty face of a prostitute—who is no one else but his own wife dressed as a courtesan. The main proposal of this essay is to construe the object of temptation in the light of the very nature of the prohibition. The Talmudic narrative presents Rav Hiya bar Ashi as the typical model of sinning through sexual attraction and the imaginary transgression gives the tale its tragic feature while questioning the story's issue.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Talmud (Babli and Yerushalmi) : Nashim : Qiddushin
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Anthropology
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