Day often reveals while night conceals, day is explicit while night destabilizes: The Talmud speaks in round-about indirect ways, we will explore the 'day and night' way of Talmudic rhetoric. In this session we will ask: what does the Talmud tell and hide in the opening to tractate Kiddushin?
What does Jewish law say about sex between women? May women arouse and stimulate one and other? Can I still be halakhic and love the way I want? This session is a serious text study- from the Talmud to modern legal rabbinic literature- and aims to be a safe space for people of diverse backgrounds, practices, genders, and orientations.
We'll explore the re-framing of worship & time in Brachot Chapter 4 as a case study for methods of rabbinic radical change-making, interpretation, and innovation. Join us as we dig into the Talmud using a method developed at SVARA that helps learners at all levels become empowered, independent learners of Talmud study as a spiritual practice.
Advanced Talmud study on the theme of Pesach - “How different is this night”; and the hallel of night and day (10th chapter of Pesachim).