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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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Introduction to Masechet Ketubot

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / July 7, 2022 | ח׳ בתמוז תשפ״ב

This shiur is sponsored by Valerie Adler. “Delighted to dedicate this introduction in honor of Ayelet and Adi Libson who are an example to all…

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From Sacred Space to Sacred Time

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / March 9, 2022 | ו׳ באדר ב׳ תשפ״ב

From Hadran’s Siyum Seder Moed

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Introduction to Masechet Yevamot

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / March 7, 2022 | ד׳ באדר ב׳ תשפ״ב

This shiur is sponsored by Valerie Adler in honor of her niece, Dr. Ayelet Hoffman Libson. “Like all of us who have listened to Ayelet’s…

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Chagigah: 14-20- Daf Yomi One Week at a Time

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / March 2, 2022 | כ״ט באדר א׳ תשפ״ב

The Gemara continues discussing details of the Heavenly Chariot, Ma’ase Merkava. We will learn the famous story of the four Sages that entered the Pardes,…

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Introduction to Chagigah

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / February 13, 2022 | י״ב באדר א׳ תשפ״ב

 

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Introduction to Moed Katan

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / January 13, 2022 | י״א בשבט תשפ״ב

Watch the video introduction or listen to the podcast below.  

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Introduction to Megillah

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / December 14, 2021 | י׳ בטבת תשפ״ב

Watch the video introduction or listen to the podcast below. Podcast: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/hadran/IntroMegilla.mp3

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The Keys of Rain: An Introduction to Ta’anit

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / November 15, 2021 | י״א בכסלו תשפ״ב

An introduction to Masechet Taanit with Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson from Hadran’s Siyum Masechet Rosh Hashanah

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Rabbinic Authority and Personal Autonomy in Early Rabbinic Law, Part 3 of 3: The Mais Alai Claim Within Divorce Law

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / June 30, 2021 | כ׳ בתמוז תשפ״א

The Mais Alai Claim Within Divorce Law This series examines how an individual’s knowledge of their body and psyche impacts halacha, a fact that demonstrates…

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Rabbinic Authority and Personal Autonomy in Early Rabbinic Law, Part 2 of 3: The Law of Niddah

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / June 30, 2021 | כ׳ בתמוז תשפ״א

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…

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