About this Course

These 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.

This class is designed for people of varying skill-sets, even for those with little or no background in the Talmudic dialectic. It will allow students to learn at their own level whilst providing a thorough understanding of the text material. Knowledge of Hebrew is certainly not a requisite.

In its exploration of the section, the course will introduce and explain Talmudic terminology and style, focusing primarily on conveying the content of the material as we study the original text word for word.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is this course's class schedule?
A: Classes are once a week on Wednesdays at 8 pm EST.

Q: Do I need to register for this course?
A: No, it’s open to the public free of charge.

Q: Do I need to know Hebrew to participate in this course?
A: No, this course does not require any Talmudic (or other) background.

Q: How do I access this course each Wednesday?
A: The class broadcast will be at this very same webpage and link (it may also be accessed at www.chabad.org/live).

Q: What book or text do I need?
A: All texts needed for the classes will be made available as printable PDFs on the class webpage.

Q: What if I miss a class?
A: All classes will be made available immediately afterwards for replay and review at your convenience.

Q: What section of the Talmud will the course cover?
A: The third chapter of tractate Bava Metzia, folio 33b.