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Tour of the Mishnah - Part 1

The first book of the Mishnah: Zera’im (Seeds)

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Tour of the Mishnah - Part 1: The first book of the Mishnah: Zera’im (Seeds)

The tractates of this book of the Mishnah explain the detailed laws of agriculture, including kohanic gifts and tithes for the poor. Also treated are the laws of prayer and blessings.
Tour of the Mishnah - Part 1  
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Talmud, Oral Torah, Mishnah

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Helene Ithaca January 24, 2020

Thank you for introducing me (and countless others) to studying Mishnah in avery accessible way. In honor of my mother, Shayna Dubbe, Of Blessed Memory, I began this study last night, the beginning of her Yahrzeit and will continue G-d willing. Reply

Anonymous The Netherlands September 4, 2019

If all key Hebrew words would be subtitled in hebrew, it would be of great help when taking notes. Reply

Stean Anthony = Paul Harvey Akashi Hyogo July 2, 2018

thank you peace and joy to you amen thank you very much. I pray to G-d that His blessings be upon you and your family and house amen amen Reply

Anonymous April 9, 2014

Glad to Learn I am glad I found this site. So much to learn. Thank you Thank you Thank you Reply

Gerald W. Spivack Plymouth Meeting , PA June 14, 2012

Gratitude Thank you and Chabad for a wonderful lesson and opportunity. I look forward to further study. This is a great way to study Torah at a comfortable pace. I came across this couse almost by accident. If more people become aware of these opportunities to learn and study you will get many more students. Reply

Anonymous Atlanta, ga June 13, 2012

...Esh v'Eshto and Talmud Torah in Peah Why does the Tehilat HaShem version of Alu Devarim include " ...peace between husband and wife" which does not appear in the Hebrew in Peah and also not in the Artscroll siddur (as I recall). Is that a unique adaptation by Chabad? Also the Hebrew in Peah says "...and Talmud Torah is equal to them all" but that does not appear in the English translation. It does appear in Tehilat HaShem. There are times when I am not clear about the text or the translation. I appreciate your response. Reply

Yosef Shaffer Brooklyn, NY March 9, 2011

Dear Anonymous, Rebbetzin Glick Thank you so much for your kind words. Reply

tzipi glick Philadelphia, PA March 9, 2011

Rabbi Shaffer Wonderful!!! Reply

Anonymous Blacksburg, VA March 8, 2011

Fabulous!!!! This is the best torah class I've ever had (between the handout and the lecture) or otherwise.

Thank you for a job well done. I look forward to the other ones. Reply

Yosef New York, NY February 28, 2011

Noahide Law, mixing wool and linen Thank you for your kind words.

The term Noahide Law is usually used to refer to the seven universal laws that the Torah teaches apply to all of humanity. You can find more information here.

The Torah does not give us a clear reason for the wool & linen prohibition. In fact, it is used as an example of a mitzvah which we perform simply because G-d tells us to, not because we comprehend it. There are some mystical explanations given, you can learn more about them here. Reply

Anonymous Mesa, AZ, USA February 7, 2011

Tour of the Mishnah Rabbi Shaffer, this is the second time I watch this video. And also took a copy of the handout.

I have a question. What is the Noahide Law? I thought this was the Oral Torah before Torah was given to Moshe Aveinu in the desert. Obviously, I was very wrong..

Could you give me a quick response?

Thank you so much for your teachings. I am really enjoying this class.

Blessings Reply

Anonymous Princeton, NJ USA February 2, 2011

Tour of the Mishnah Part 1 Your hour long session was absolutely great. I enjoyed learning at home helped by the easy to follow hand-outs that I printed. I am looking forward to Part 2 and expanding my knowledge. why can't linen and wool be mixed? Reply

Kayo Tokyo, Japan February 1, 2011

Wonderful! Now I know what is Mishna, Gemara, and Talmud. The sample texts from Mishna are very meaningful to get know of Mishna and Difinitions in the end of the texts are very helpful. Reply

Anonymous Mesa, Arizona, USA January 31, 2011

Tour of the Mishnah Wonderful teaching! Just what I wanted to learn with my Rabbi! It was a little fast for me because I purchase the Mishnah (hope I have the right one), and could not follow through so quickly. But it gave me a total idea of the teachings.

Are we to continue with these studies of the Mishnah? It would a great thing to do!!

It was my pleasure to meet you Rabbi Shaffer through this media. Hope to see you again.

P.S. I will try to get copies of the handouts to follow through with my Mishnah at home. I am soo happy that you could never imagine! Reply

Richard Raff January 31, 2011

Tour of the Mishnah - Part 1 So as G-d gave the world all it's needs. So did He give instructions on how to maintain His creation. So the fruit may be served as a gesture of good will and unity for all that which He created. The Blessings from G-d are for what He has already done for us in our lives with His breath. Reply

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