Left-Handedness in Halakhah (Full Shiur)
In this class, we will explore a range of sources that discuss the proper behaviors of left-handed people in various rituals. At the heart of these texts, and the debates surrounding them, is an implicitly shared question: When do we understand the law to demand uniformity, even at the price of repressing difference and exclusion? And when do we understand the law to refract itself through the lens of human diversity? We will consider how the sources we learn might also enable us to engage modern ideas about sexuality through a more productive lens. Recorded at the Rabbinic Yeshiva Intensive 2019.