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Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 15

Who is an Am Ha'Aretz?

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Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 15: Who is an Am Ha'Aretz?

The sages of the Talmud used the term am ha'aretz (lit. people of the land) to refer to those who were willfully ignorant of Jewish law. What is the exact definition of am ha'aretz? We also discuss other people who cannot join a group recitation of Grace After Meals.
Talmud Berachot 47b, Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 15 (English)
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Learn how to study Talmud line-by-line and word-by-word. In this intermediate level class you will learn to understand the unique give-and-take style of Talmudic argument. Text for this class is Chapter Seven of Tractate Brachot (folio 45a).
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