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Talmud Study - Lesson 1

An Introduction to Talmud

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Talmud Study - Lesson 1: An Introduction to Talmud

This introductory class to Talmud explores the rich history of the Oral Tradition, explains the structure of the Talmud, introduces some of its famed personalities and presents the layout of the Talmud page.
Timeline from the Giving of the Torah, Map of Babylonia, Six Orders of the Mishnah, Sample Talmud Page Layout
The Oral Law, Introduction to Mishnah
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Oral Torah, Tractate Bava Metziah, Talmud

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Liz Henderson, NV June 19, 2019

This is an amazing resource. I yearn to connect to Torah on the go and throughout my day-to-day life and this is how I do it. Hashem bless Chabad and these Rabbis! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Reply

Patty Southern California June 16, 2019

Being a woman, can I study the Talmud, the Torah, or do you forbid it? Reply

Malkie Janowski for Chabad.org June 20, 2019
in response to Patty:

You certainly can, and our website is a great place to start. You may also want to look into classes that may be offered at a Chabad center near you. Reply

Elizabeth Alcoba Olney January 17, 2019

Thank you Rabbi! This is wonderful! I am so greatful to Chabad. Reply

ABDEL MOUMNI December 13, 2018

is it possible to download the video please ? Reply

Chabad.org Staff December 13, 2018
in response to ABDEL MOUMNI:

The video cannot be downloaded at this time, we're sorry.
You can download an audio file, it's linked under the player window Reply

Ebis Samantha Nigeria via jewishnigeria.com December 9, 2018

Thanks
Am new here
And am willing to learn Reply

Anonymous October 18, 2018

Thanks! Is there a place where Rashi and Tosefta quote what you are saying in the Talmud? I wanted to go deeper in it. Reply

Joseph NC October 14, 2018

Thank you Rabbi for introducing the Talmud. Fascinating what you are presenting. You love for it comes through as you speak and makes me very engaged in learning about it. Reply

Anonymous Aurora, IL August 20, 2018

Thank you, I am very happy to live in this techno. age. G_D's wisdom is so great that I listen to Rabbe's lectures and the story of The Talmud made me cry and gave thank to HaShem. I am living to hear His Words "on-line"
This is the miracle. Reply

Bob Pepe Boston June 25, 2018

This is amazing .. I am so glad I found it. Learning Talmud was very intimidating and this is the perfect primer for me Reply

(Aaron)Milton Belindo LISBON PORTUGAL June 6, 2018

Thank you for making the knowledge free Reply

Anonymous Charlottesviklke, VA, USA May 6, 2018

Rabbi Wolf teaching Talmud for Beginners is fantastic. Reply

Alice Baertsch Luzern via jewish-discovery.com March 22, 2018

Shalom Rebbe. I am just a beginner in the Talmud studies. I like your first lession and explanation very much. You speak very clearly and I am glad I have found your shiur even for free on the internet. Thank you very much. I am looking very much forward to listening to the following lessions. Reply

Aaron March 11, 2018

Thank you Rabbi, thank you to everyone who has helped produce this. Reply

Vered Sandy, Utah December 3, 2017

I am loving these lectures so much, I can't get enough. Keep em coming. Reply

Jenifer Nech houston October 6, 2017

I am back again. Your class is so good and you are very engaging via video. Keep me studying . Reply

Debbie Tankelson Myers Zelda Brocha Mequon WI August 16, 2017

Very wonderful class! Rabbi is very clear when he speaks and is obviously very well learned!!!! Reply

Anonymous Phoenix July 12, 2017

Very Good! Accept I would of loved to hear what you had to say on the second temple period Reply

Bev July 11, 2017

So far, so good, very professional, a good start. I am taking notes and will pass this info on to young people when they need a little guidance. Reply

Jenifer Nech Houston USA February 28, 2017

Rebbe Eliezer Wolf. So happy I found this course. Thank you so much for sharing and teaching us Talmud online so we can more easily study Torah! Yes also thank you for reminding us that the Torah is for all of us. Reply

Dr. David Weyauwega February 23, 2017

I don't believe living in Israel will help you understand Torah any better than any place in the world. Can you back that up in Scripture? Reply

These Talmud classes will be studying and analyzing the third chapter of tractate Bava Metzia, which presents the Jewish approach in many matters of civil law, particularly vis-à-vis the different degrees of liability assumed by guardians, renters and borrowers.
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