Dr. Elana Stein Hain opens up masekhet Chullin and its discussions of slaughtering meat, suggesting that eating is akin to offering sacrifices.
Dr. Elana Stein Hain is the Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She served as clergy at Lincoln Square Synagogue and the Jewish Center, received her PhD in Religion at Columbia University, and is an alumna of GPATS and the Cardozo Interdisciplinary Fellowship, both at Yeshiva University. She lives with her family in NYC.
This YourTorah episode is dedicated by Elana Stein Hain in honour of Rabbi Ozer Glickman z"l who passed away a couple of weeks ago. Rabbi Glickman was a larger than life figure who impressed upon Elana the importance of the relationship between the sacred and the mundane.