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Mi ShePara and the Laws of Guardianship

Gefet: Gemara, Perushim and Tosfot

An in-depth (Iyun) Gemara shiur with Rabbanit Yael Shimoni and Shalhevet Schwartz

As we approach Pesach, we’ll look together at the sugya of “Mi ShePara,” and will explore how, throughout the laws of transactions and the laws of聽shomrim,聽the words that we say become both ethically and legally meaningful even before legal action has been taken. Can words alone obligate me?

Sources

Bava Metzia 49

Gefet with Rabbanit Yael Shimoni and Shalhevet Schwartz is in collaboration with Yeshivat Drisha

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Shalhevet Schwartz

Shalhevet Schwartz studies at Yeshivat Drisha in Kfar Etzion. She also works as an Editorial Associate at Sefaria. Before arriving at Drisha, Shalhevet served as a Research and Program Coordinator at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she focused on supporting the work of the Kogod Research Center, the Institute鈥檚 think tank. She received her BA from Yale University, where she graduated in 2021 with a degree in philosophy, and has also learned at Migdal Oz. Shalhevet has spent several summers working in experiential Jewish education at Camp Stone, most recently in the roles of Rosh Moshava (Head Counselor) and Rosh Beit Midrash, and last year taught a weekly Gemara shiur at Columbia University Hillel.
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