Intermediate Skills Building: Talmud Hullin
Talmud Hullin: You are How you Eat
How did the laws and customs of Jewish food practice emerge in the Talmud? How do we think about the role of eating meat and relating to animals in Judaism? What are core values and tensions that underlie ongoing debates about what it means to keep kosher? We’ll study core passages from masehet Hullin to delve into these questions and beyond.
Intermediate Talmud is intended for students with prior experience studying Talmud in the original Hebrew/Aramaic, looking to take their skills to the next level and become more independent Talmud learners. The course assumes knowledge with common terms and phrases, the ability to look up unfamiliar terms in the Jastrow dictionary, and familiarity with common forms of Talmudic argumentation.
In-person Talmud at Hadar is designed for a range of backgrounds, but requires a minimal proficiency in Hebrew in order to participate. Due to the intensity of the commitment and focus on havruta, there is a short application process to ensure that this class is a good fit.
Rabbi Aviva Richman is Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. She was ordained by R. Daniel Landes and has a doctorate from New York University in Talmud. R. Richman also studied in the Pardes Kollel and the Drisha Scholars’ Circle.