Parshat Shemini introduces us to an extended discussion of the laws of Kashrut. In this podcast, Rabbi Michael Hattin considers the interpretation of the Rambam, who understood the matter from an exclusively rational perspective.
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Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.