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Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 18

The Scholar and the King

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Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 18: The Scholar and the King

Can a person who ate foods other than bread count toward the quorum needed for the group recitation of Grace After Meals. If yes, can such a person even lead the group? The Talmud answers these questions by way of a fascinating story about the sage, Shimon ben Shetach, and his brother-in-law. the wicked King Yanai.
Talmud Berachot 48a  
Talmud Berachot 48b  
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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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