Winter Zman – Morning Seder with Dr. Shana Strauch Schick

Day: Monday - Thursday

Date: December 28, 2020 - January 7, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $0.00


Masechet Berachot is the first tractate of the Babylonian Talmud and as its name suggests, it is largely concerned with the blessings that are recited regularly. In this two week gemara shiur (Talmud course), we will first focus on blessings recited before eating and the origins of this halakha. We will then turn to one of the most significant categories of food, bread, which occupies a prominent place in various halakhot and has a unique status in rabbinic law. We will probe what defines bread and how this definition ramifies in various areas of halakha.
This course will involve in depth study of the sugyot (Talmudic texts) along with the commentaries of the Rishonim and Acharonim (medieval and early modern Talmudic commentaries).

Intermediate Level.

Suggested donation $180 per week.

Dr. Shana Strauch Schick

Shana Strauch Schick is a fellow of the Center for Israel Studies at Yeshiva University and teaches Talmud and Halakha in Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalim and Matan in Israel and in the Drisha Summer Kollel. In 2011, she became the first woman to be awarded a PhD in Talmudic Literature from Bernard Revel Graduate School at Yeshiva University where she also completed an MA in Bible. She studied in the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmud at Stern College and has held Postdoctoral Fellowships at Bar Ilan and Haifa University. Her upcoming book Between Thought and Deed: Intention in Talmudic Jurisprudence examines the role of intentionality in the development of Talmudic law and is being published by Brill.

The class is available on Zoom only. Links will be provided upon registration. Call in or registration details are below as well.

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