This special series of the Grand Conversation is devoted to the topic of Gemara Education. Our host is Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Founding Principal of SAR HS and Dean of Machon Siach.
Over the past several years, Machon Siach has convened a Faculty Beit Midrash to develop a shared language for teaching gemara to Modern Orthodox High School students. As part of its research, faculty collaborate with scholars in the field to discuss ways to meaningfully translate their scholarship into the classroom.
This series features one-on-one conversations between Rabbi Harcsztark and outstanding gemara scholars.
In this episode, Rabbi Harcsztark and Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz discuss Dr. Kattan Gribetz’s book and research on Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism. Key questions include: What do we learn from how the rabbis conceptualized time and how can we translate some of these insights and values to our high school students? How do we deepen our understanding of gendered time including the differences between men and women in Jewish law rooted in the conceptualization of time? What is the relationship between the academic study of Talmud and the religious engagement of Talmud Torah?