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.
Advanced Talmud study on the theme of Pesach - “How different is this night”; and the hallel of night and day (10th chapter of Pesachim).
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.
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?