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Raish Lakish

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Raish Lakish: (3rd century) Talmudic sage, resident of Tiberias, Israel. He possessed extraordinary physical strength and was originally the chief of a gang of robbers. He was inspired by Rabbi Johanan to return to the path of Torah, and became Rabbi Johanan's brother-in-law and student—and with time, his colleague.
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Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 2
This class explores the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity proscribed by Torah law. A fascinating debate originating from the Talmudic discussion on Yom Kippur. We’...
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