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Join us as we take a deep dive into a topic from the Daf Yomi, the daily page of Talmud, with modern-day Sages of Torah and the world who can draw from their unique expertise to share modern and creative perspectives on the text.

Interleaved: A Talmudic Podcast Netanel Zellis-Paley

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Join us as we take a deep dive into a topic from the Daf Yomi, the daily page of Talmud, with modern-day Sages of Torah and the world who can draw from their unique expertise to share modern and creative perspectives on the text.

    Ketubot No.3: Contractual Relationships

    Ketubot No.3: Contractual Relationships

    How did the monetary guarantee of the ketubah develop? What light can similar contracts from the Ancient Near East and modern pre-marital financial agreements such as the pre-nup shed on the nature of the ketubah, including the question of whether it is binding?
    Prof. Michael L. Satlow is Professor of Judaic Studies and Religious Studies at Brown University.  He holds a Ph.D. from JTS, and is an author of numerous works including the book Jewish Marriage in Antiquity, and the chapter “Reconsidering the Rabbinic Ketubah Payment” in The Jewish Family in Antiquity.  


    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 39 min
    Ketubot No.2: Halakhic Woman

    Ketubot No.2: Halakhic Woman

    CW// sexual assault/r*pe
    What do Talmudic texts about vaginal bleeding and sexual assault tell us about how the rabbis perceived women’s humanity and subjectivity? Is a true gender-egalitarian halakha even possible?
    This is the second part of an interview. Listen to part one here.
    Dr. Rebecca Kamholz holds a PhD in rabbinics from Yale University. Her areas of focus are gender theory and legal texts about women in the Babylonian Talmud. Her dissertation, Virginity in the Babylonian Talmud: Sex, Identity, and Epistemology, focused on legal and cultural questions around the definition and verification of virginity in the Talmud. 
    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ketubot No.1: Body Politics

    Ketubot No.1: Body Politics

    CW// underage sex and sexual assault/r*pe

    What is the rabbis' definition of virginity, and why is it so complicated? What does it tell us about their view of feminine subjectivity and sexuality?

    Dr. Rebecca Kamholz holds a PhD in rabbinics from Yale University. Her areas of focus are gender theory and legal texts about women in the Babylonian Talmud. Her dissertation, Virginity in the Babylonian Talmud: Sex, Identity, and Epistemology, focused on legal and cultural questions around the definition and verification of virginity in the Talmud. 
    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    [REBROADCAST] Pesachim No.8: Seder Up!

    [REBROADCAST] Pesachim No.8: Seder Up!

    Last year around this time we were finishing up Tractate Pesachim — take another dip into our Peseach archive with this episode compilation featuring ideas from Kadesh to Nirtzah
    We thank our guests,  Dr. Susan Weingarten, Dr. Jon Greenberg, Rabbi Dr. Vanessa Ochs, Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier, Dr. Rachel Scheinerman, Dr. Marc Michael Epstein, and Dr. Sara Ronis for lending us their voices, ideas, and insights to enhance each step of our, and now your, seder. In addition to this audio experience, be sure to check out the accompanying source sheet on Sefaria for some additional thoughts and reflections.  
    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 34 min
    Yevamot No.1: All in the Family

    Yevamot No.1: All in the Family

    What can levirate marriage teach us about ancient Jewish family structures?  Why start Seder Nashim with death? 
    Dvora Weisberg is the Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Rabbinics, HUC-JIR Rabbinical School Director and Rabbinical Program Director in Los Angeles. She is the author of Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism, which explores the ancient rabbis’ understanding of family and familial relationships. Rabbi Dr. Weisberg also teaches frequently in informal settings, including adult education programs in congregations, several summers at the URJ Kallah and sessions for the CCAR and its regional conventions.
    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 39 min
    Chagigah No.2: Out of the Orchard

    Chagigah No.2: Out of the Orchard

    Who really was Elisha ben Avuyah, and why was he a mistake of rabbinic interpretation? How did he become a blank canvas for the Rabbis’ heretical anxieties?
     Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein is the founder and director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, a nonprofit, international, UNESCO-sponsored interfaith organization. A noted scholar of Jewish studies, he has held academic posts at Tel Aviv University and has served as director of the Center for the Study of Rabbinic Thought, Beit Morasha College, Jerusalem. Rabbi Dr. Goshen-Gottstein is the author or editor of many books including The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism, Jewish Theology and World Religions, and most recently, Interreligious Heroes: Role Models and Spiritual Exemplars for Interfaith Practice. His book, The Sinner and the Amnesiac: The Rabbinic Invention of Elisha ben Abuya and Eleazar ben Arach was published in 2000 by Stanford University Press.

    • 37 min

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Love the podcast

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Fascinating listening

These podcasts are a perfect analysis of the Talmud using current topics, to help us understand and appreciate the timelessness of our writings and traditions. Netanel’s interpretations help broaden our understanding of the text.Just finished listening to Tziona Zellis’ story- she is an inspiration and example to anyone dealing with life challenges in her sensitivity and real approach to issues that some may find difficult to talk about.

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Farmer episode

This episode is excellent and well worth your time. It is nice to gain a different perspective on life from this accomplished women. Congratulations to the team for finding this engaging guest and for the fabulous interview.

The Dream episode.
Thanks to the amazing preparation by Netanel Zellis-Paley, Dr. Cheryl Goldstein is able to display her extraordinary knowledge of the topic. Please take advantage of reading the show notes to really appreciate the conversation. Great job!!!!

The Prosthesis Episode.
This is the most amazing episode because it is not just a deep dive into gamara, but also a deep dive into the story of.a courageous, inspirational amputee. Tziona gives in inside view of being an amputee. Best episode yet and a true tribute to Hashem’s greatness. Keep up the great work.

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