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Yoma 82a + 83a

When do our own experiences and intuitions override what’s written in the Torah? This sugya explores a colossal question: who ultimately has authority over our bodies, lives, and decision-making? This sugya embodies the classic rhythm of Talmudic argument and demonstrates the iterative upgrade of a halakhic idea. We’ve broken this sugya down into seven chevruta sessions, but (as always!) y’all are encouraged to learn at the pace that feels best to you.

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