Herbal Rabbinic Tea: Hormones & Contraception as Plant Magic in Jewish Text

Together with superstar teacher Ayelet HaShachar Adelman, let's spill the Herbal Rabbinic Tea and uncover how the Rabbis wielded the magic of the natural world to change bodies, and what that means for us as queer & trans Jews, Jewish women, and Jewish radicals today.

Texts include passages from the Talmud, modern Jewish herbalism, and more.


Five Sundays

January 8 -> February 5

4-6pm ET/1-3pm PT


This is a text study class, where most text will be learned in the Svara method of Talmud. Previous knowledge of this method is not necessary, as we will provide pre-class introductory materials for this method for those who need it.

Knowing your alef-bet (Jewish alphabet) is a pre-requisite. If you would like to learn your alef-bet for this class, we can help you do so.


Learning will be a mix of full group and xevruta/pair study. You will be matched with a xevruta after registration.

Two of our classes will require an hour of xevruta prep beforehand. These classes are:

- Jan 15 (the second class)

- Jan 22 (the third class)

This hour of prep can happen during the week between classes, or during a guided hour right before class. The guided hour will be from 3-4ET/12-1PT on Jan 15 and Jan 22. It will include a 10 minute break before class starts. You and your xevruta will decide which option works best for yall.

More info and instruction will be sent after registration.


This class is $90 ($18/class), NOTAFLOF. Full sliding scale will be shown at checkout.


Accessibility notes:

- Live captioning

- 5-10 minute break

- Recordings available

- Slides & materials sent out before class


If you have any questions please email: shelmaalayeshiva@gmail.com

NOTE: For this class, there is an option to audit. This would meant that you would not get paired with a xevruta, but could come to classes/watch recordings. This is optimal for people who cannot make several of the class times, but still want access to the learning/materials.

To sign up to audit, please fill out the form and send payment here according to the instructions provided here: https://forms.gle/xKg9yNuy4niAuQpY8