Havruta 18×24 Oil on canvas. Original Artwork
In Jewish tradition it is customary, when learning Talmud or Torah, to do so with a partner, or Havruta (Chavrusa). This has been Jewish tradition for centuries; in the Beit HaMikdash and the study halls of the Yeshivot (schools that focus on Talmud, Halacha and Torah learning). Learning sessions are generally led by a Rabbi after which people pair off into Chavrutot to analyze, argue, dissect and try to discern the details of the passage at hand and its broader meanings; the inside meaning and outside meaning. There are, of course, endless ways to interpret text and by using other references in the Gemara and Mishnah and commentaries, this partnership allows for highly exhilarating Jewish learning!