Taking in Tosafot: An Advanced Talmud Course
Taking in Tosafot: An Advanced Talmud Course

Advanced Talmud Course with Rabbi Tali Adler

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern
June 28-July 21

Registration fee: $54



In this course, we will aim to become more competent readers of Tosafot, the famously intricate medieval commentaries on the Talmud. We will read and analyze comments of Tosafot while studying the 10th chapter of Massekhet Pesahim, which focuses on the rules and guidelines of the Pesah Seder. Come prepared to grow your Talmudic textual and conceptual skillset while learning insights to share at your next seder!

Details: This class is geared towards students who can work through a sugya with moderate-to-little use of dictionaries and have extensive experience learning gemara with Rashi. Study will take place almost entirely in original languages.

Each week of the course will be divided into two slots:

  • The Monday slot will be reserved for preparing materials and working through texts on your own or in Havruta with the educator present for an introduction and to answer questions.
  • The Wednesday slot will be dedicated to charting out the sugya, discussing major themes, and reviewing key terminology, concepts, and ideas.

In order to maintain an active and participatory learning environment, students will be expected to learn with cameras on. Class size will be capped at 25 participants.

We suggest you register for this course with a havruta (study partner) or with the intention of learning on your own. If you would like us to try to pair you with a havruta, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will try to help.

About Rabbi Tali Adler

Tabbi Tali Adler, a musmekhet of Yeshivat Maharat, received her undergraduate degree from Stern College, where she majored in Political Science and Jewish Studies. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, during her time at Yeshivat Maharat, Tali served as the clergy intern at Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim and Harvard Hillel. Tali has studied in a number of Jewish institutions, including Drisha and Midreshet Harova.