Monday Night Talmud: Pathways to Atonement

Rabbi Ethan Tucker
In Person
Date and Time
7:45 - 8:45 PM Eastern
Jun 24-Jul 29 2024
Sliding Scale $36-$180


We will study the eighth chapter of Yoma, which focuses on the practices of Yom Kippur that are not relegated to ritual in the Beit HaMikdash. Through rich halakhic and aggadic sugyot, we will probe the meanings of fasting and other bodily prohibitions and explore the process of teshuvah. The content addresses limitations and transcendence in our embodied lives, including how to relate to asceticism and pleasure and the possibilities and dangers of confronting our mistakes and failings.

Learning Mode: This class is designed for students with a basic background in Rabbinic texts. We will be studying in the original Hebrew and Aramaic and we'll focus our conversations on content while also learning key terminology and structure common to the Gemara. Students in this class should be able to read and translate Mishnah somewhat independently. If you need the help of a dictionary or friend, that's fine too. If you have some exposure to Talmud, that's great and this class is still for you! No independent preparation is expected, though there may be some in-class havruta learning.


Faculty Bio

Rabbi Ethan Tucker
Rabbi Ethan Tucker

R. Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar. He is the author, along with R. Micha’el Rosenberg, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017).

Monday Night Talmud with Rabbi Ethan Tucker

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