Thursday, October 31, 2019
This class will focus on studying Talmud a-liba de-hilkheta -- for the purpose of halakhic adjudication. The Talmud may be the central text in halakhic literature, but it is not itself a halakhic code. In order to understand how halakhic rulings emerge from the Talmud text, one must understand the way commentators have struggled with that text, resolving contradictions and filling in gaps, then applying their conclusions to real-life questions.
We will study several sugyot in Masechet Shabbat, tracing the development of the halakhah from the Talmud, through the medieval commentaries and the Shulkhan Arukh, and ending with contemporary applications. Students should have prior experience studying Talmud with traditional commentaries.
Price: $ 200.00