Climbing the Ladder of Tradition

Learn what it means that the Talmud was written for men. Is this a book forbidden to women?

Video Description

It’s an understatement to say the Talmud is a complicated text. After all, it’s larger than the Encyclopedia Britannica. For the first several generations the Talmud wasn’t even written down. From teacher to student the goal was memorization. Not a text to read but a text to ingest. It’s no wonder its authors built into the text itself memorization hacks. One hack is it was created with a male personality type in mind.

This class takes on the issue of gender and tries to answer the question – what makes men and women different? Shedding light on this issue explains a fair amount of the quirkiness of the Talmud. More importantly, it helps orient the reader to what is in front of him… or her. Finally, what relevance is the study of Jewish law to women?


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About The Author

Raised in a rural farm town in Iowa, Yonasan Bender, L.C.S.W. combines small town values with powerful training. He provide clients with cutting-edge empirical knowledge, empathy, and timeless wisdom.

Yonasan’s a graduate of Hebrew University’s Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare. He completed post graduate training in a wide array of therapeutic approaches. These approaches range from CBT to Psychodynamic therapies. Before Hebrew University, he studied at Washington University in St. Louis and Drake University. Yonasan majored in philosophy and ethics.

Yonasan is a member of the Association For Contextual Behavioral Science. He’s a key member of the clinical team at The Place, the Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing. Yonasan is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist skills trainer at Machon Dvir. He’s also a group leader for the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder’ Family Connections program.

He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, anger, poor self-esteem, insomnia, and marital conflict. He has an extensive background working with individuals, couples, families, and children.


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