ב"ה

Measuring the ‘Half’

Discovering Talmudic Principles

This three-part Talmud series will be exploring and analyzing the eighth chapter of tractate Yoma, focusing on the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity normally required by law. A fascinating debate originating from the Talmudic discussion on Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur Observances
Video | 1:13:35
Yom Kippur Observances
Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 1
This class explores the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity proscribed by Torah law. A fascinating debate originating from the Talmudic discussion on Yom Kippur. We’ll also analyze the difference between ‘Assur’ (prohibited) and ‘Chayav’ (liable).
Quantity vs. Quality
Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 2
This class explores the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity proscribed by Torah law. A fascinating debate originating from the Talmudic discussion on Yom Kippur. We’ll analyze the views of Rabbi Yochanan and Reish Lakishon on this subject.
The Essence of ‘Chatzi-Shiur’
Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 3
This class explores the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity proscribed by Torah law. Talmudic scholars offer differing approaches to defining this prohibition of ‘chatzi-shiur’, which present various relevant ramifications.