חולין - Chullin
Chullin 4b~ Circumcision, Shechita, and Hemophilia A
A person with a bleeding disorder can be a schochet. Just don’t cut yourself.
Chullin 10a ~ On the Safety of Drinking Snake Venom
It’s safe. But stupid.
Chullin 22b ~ Yellow Pigeons, Folk Medicine and Hepatitis
Why pigeons are still used to cure hepatitis. Spoiler: It doesn’t work.
Chullin 42a ~ Halachic Reality and Anatomic Reality: the Case of the Treif Animal
Scientific reality ≠ halachic reality.
Chullin 47b ~ Red Babies, Green Babies, and other Neonatal Colors
Erythema neonatorum, neonatal cyanosis, and more on circumcision.
Chullin 57b ~ Ants, Rabbi Shimon ben Chalafta, and the Scientific Method
Experiment and observation. And the structure of ant colonies.
Chullin 62b ~ How do Pigeons Drink?
And why they suck.
Chullin 66a ~ Do Swordfish have Scales (and are they Kosher)?
Yes. And yes.
Chullin 87b ~ Talmudic Hematology
On the components of blood. Read and donate.
Chullin 105b ~ The Healing Effects of Alcohol
But please drink sensibly.
Chullin 104b ~ Mordechai, Plagiarism, and the Lips of the Dead
Citation, plagiarism, and a bit on Purim.
Chullin 113b~ Gender Fluidity, Male Lactation and Mordechai
Males that produce milk. And how Mordechai nursed Esther.
Chullin 121b ~ Shechita, Pain and and Modern Sensibilities
How we measure pain in animals. And how can we reduce it?
Chullin 127a ~ The Fireproof Salamander
Actually they aren’t. But here’s why they were thought to be.
Chullin 127a ~ Spontaneous Generation
The rabbis believed it happened. So did everyone.
Chullin 134b ~ The Right. Always to the Right
Why Judaism is a right handed religion. Just like Muslims, Christians, and Hindus.