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Retroactive Disqualification

Discovering Talmudic Principles

This Talmud course will be exploring and analyzing the third chapter of tractate Sanhedrin, which focuses on the principles and ramifications of the collusive witnesses (“eidim zomemim”), and the Talmudic debate on retroactive law.

1:00:16
Talmudic Principles on Retroactive Disqualification, Lesson 1
Familiarize yourself with the Talmudic principles of Hakchashah and Hazamah—two different classifications of disqualified witnesses.
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1:02:37
Talmudic Principles on Retroactive Disqualification, Lesson 2
Would you disqualify a false witness retroactively? A fascinating analysis of the Talmud’s rulings.
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1:02:23
Talmudic Principles on Retroactive Disqualification, Lesson 3
In this intellectually stimulating Talmud class we attempt to unlock the underlying logic behind Abaye and Rava’s argument.
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55:03
Talmudic Principles on Retroactive Disqualification, Lesson 4
In Talmud’s unique style, we further analyze the reasoning behind their argument and discover an alternative approach. Learn the practical differences between these two seemingly theoretical abstractions?
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Join the Talmud’s discussion as we explore and debate various selected texts from the vast sea of the Talmud, and gain insight and appreciation of its rich knowledge. This series will help enhance your skills in Talmudic analysis and reasoning, whilst providing a window into the style and language of the Talmud, also known as the Gemara. These courses are taught by Rabbi Binyomin Bitton, an expert Talmudic scholar, who masterfully presents the Talmud’s profound wisdom in a clear, easy to follow, and intellectually stimulating manner.
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