Authors Posts by Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli

Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli

Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli lives in Queens, NYC, and learns and teaches at Beit Midrash Hukkim Hakhamim, among other places. She can be reached at

How to Feel “Sight Damage”: A Case Study on Sensory Imagination and Halakhic Understanding

Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli offers a careful examination of an enigmatic discussion in the Shulhan Arukh’s laws on neighborly relations. She demonstrates how “radical presence” and attention to sensory details is an essential strategy for halakhic decision-making.

Reading and Seeing Child Marriage in the Talmud

Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli offers a novel interpretation of the Talmudic sugya of miun that offers profound insight into how the Rabbis dealt with the problem of child sexual abuse.