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YourTorah is designed as an introduction to the 63 tractates (books) of Mishnah and is taught by women. In each 18 minute podcast you'll find the overview of one tractate, with a sample mishnah and a practical take-away. YourTorah is a project of JOFA UK designed as a special invitation to women & girls to make Torah study ‘their thing’ - though men are of course welcome to join too.

YourTorah is designed as an introduction to the 63 tractates (books) of Mishnah and is taught by women. In each 18 minute podcast you'll find the overview of one tractate, with a sample mishnah and a practical take-away. YourTorah is a project of JOFA UK designed as a special invitation to women & girls to make Torah study ‘their thing’ - though men are of course welcome to join too.
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YourTorah is designed as an introduction to the 63 tractates (books) of Mishnah and is taught by women. In each 18 minute podcast you'll find the overview of one tractate, with a sample mishnah and a practical take-away. YourTorah is a project of JOFA UK designed as a special invitation to women & girls to make Torah study ‘their thing’ - though men are of course welcome to join too.

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English


Episodes

Our Hadran!

6/21/2018
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Rabba Dina Brawer wraps up the YourTorah journey, and shares an overview of the project. Help us understand the impact of YourTorah by sharing your feedback.

Duration:00:10:11

Oktzin: Creativity Stems from Frustration

6/18/2018
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Rabba Claudia Marbach opens up the final masekhet of the Mishnah, Oktzin, looking at the study of Mishnah and how it constitutes part of the pleasures of this world.

Duration:00:13:59

Yadayim: Can't Touch This

6/14/2018
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Leah Sarna opens up masekhet Yadayim, unpacking how hands are made impure and looking at how King Solomon created 'tumat yadayim' - the impurities of the hands.

Duration:00:14:02

Tevul Yom: Imparting Impurity

6/11/2018
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Yardaena Osband introduces Tevul Yom, looking into how different statuses - for instance that of the tevul yom - impact when and how a person imparts impurity.

Duration:00:13:55

Zavim: Finding Meaning in the Mundane

6/7/2018
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Shayna Abramson dives into masekhet Zavim, unpacking its laws of ritual impurity, and demonstrating that even texts that may seem irrelevant to our lives have the capacity to teach us moral truths.

Duration:00:14:07

Makhshirin: Triumph of the Will?

6/4/2018
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Rabbi Aviva Richman looks into masekhet Makhshirin, unpacking how its discussion of the purity of objects provides us with a chance to become more aware of our intentions in our day-to-day lives.

Duration:00:13:17

Niddah: Tracing the Laws of Intimacy

5/31/2018
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Nechama Goldman Barash introduces masekhet Niddah, tracing the laws governing sexual intimacy from their origins in Torah, through to their explication in the Mishnah - and their application today.

Duration:00:19:08

Mikvaot: Returning to Nature

5/28/2018
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Ellyse Borghi introduces masekhet Mikvaot, looking at the way in which the mikvah serves as a reminder of our role in the world as creators seeking to emulate the Divine.

Duration:00:18:38

Tahorot: Quantum Uncertainty

5/24/2018
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Atara Cohen unpacks masekhet Tahorot, looking at how impurity flows from one object to another and exploring how the Mishnah bestows certainty on an uncertain world.

Duration:00:11:58

Parah: Why We Study Torah

5/22/2018
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Cecilia Haendler introduces masekhet Parah, unpacking the ritual of the red heifer and exploring how it creates a mysterious and powerful bridge to Oral Torah.

Duration:00:18:27

Negaim: Afflictions & Behavioural Insights

5/17/2018
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Devorah Zlochower unpacks masekhet Negaim, examining its categorisation of afflictions, and their corresponding symptoms and purification rituals, as well as drawing out its insights into human behaviour.

Duration:00:16:45

Oholot: Understanding the Meaning of Tumah & Taharah

5/15/2018
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Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham looks into masekhet Ohalot, reflecting on end of life experiences and inviting us to see the taharah (purity) behind the tumah (impurity).

Duration:00:18:28

Kelim: 'The Poetry of Things'

5/10/2018
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Leah Rosenthal presents masekhet Kelim, exploring its discussion of the purity of objects and noting the way physical objects act as a portal into daily life in Mishnaic times.

Duration:00:19:10

Seder Tohorot: The Mysteries of Purity

5/7/2018
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Dr. Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz introduces Seder Tohorot, looking into its exploration of the purity system, and noting the way it marks the boundaries between life and death.

Duration:00:16:48

Kinnim: An Exercise in Logic

5/3/2018
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Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham encourages listeners to work through the complex mishnayot of masekhet Kinnim, using logic and reasoning.

Duration:00:19:23

Middot: Measurements and Memories of the Temple

4/30/2018
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Shira Eliassian opens up masekhet Middot, taking us on an audio-visual tour of the Temple, and exploring how studying this masekhet serves as a psychological surrogate for making our pilgrimage there.

Duration:00:17:03

Tamid: From Daily Sacrifice to Daily Prayer

4/25/2018
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Leah Shakdiel introduces masekhet Tamid, opening up its account of daily Temple worship, and noting the importance of continually striving to link our ancestors' spirituality with our own.

Duration:00:19:36

Meilah: Accidental Misuses

4/23/2018
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Yardaena Osband opens up masekhet Meilah, unpacking the laws surrounding the accidental misuse of consecrated objects.

Duration:00:17:31

Keritot: Cut-Off & Connected

4/19/2018
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Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold introduces masekhet Keritot, exploring sins, their punishments and how karet can be instructive, informing our connectedness.

Duration:00:17:14

Temurah: Committing to a Communal Cause

4/16/2018
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Judith Levitan opens up masekhet Temurah, unpacking how its laws give us a framework to negotiate between our competing urges: the desire to give love, and the desire to preserve ourselves.

Duration:00:19:59