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September 25, 2021 | י״ט בתשרי תשפ״ב | TODAY'S DAF: Beitzah 25 - Shabbat Chol Hamoed, September 25

Rabbinic Authority and Personal Autonomy in Early Rabbinic Law, Part 1 of 3: A Sick Person Eating on Yom Kippur

This series examines how an individual’s knowledge of their body and psyche impacts halacha, a fact that demonstrates the tension between that knowledge and rabbinic expertise and authority. The various topics to be considered include a sick person eating on Yom Kippur, the law of Niddah and the application of the mais alai claim within divorce law. This first part is based on Yoma 83a

This series was taught for Drisha Institute and has been uploaded with their approval.

For Part 2 in the series, click here.

For Part 3, click here.

Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson

Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson is a scholar of Talmud and Jewish law, and serves as associate professor of law at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. She has also served as the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Jurisprudence at Harvard and Penn Law Schools. She received a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. She is a graduate of the Matan Advanced Talmud Institute and the Beit Morasha Program in Jewish Law. Her publications have appeared in journals such as AJS Review, Jewish Quarterly Review, American Journal of Legal History and Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, and she is the author of Law and Self-Knowledge in the Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
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