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Talmudic Tales

Unlocking the mysteries of the Talmud

This Talmud course will take you on a journey through the mysteries of the Talmud known as Aggadata or Aggadah. Alongside extraordinary Talmudic sages, you will discover fascinating tales, their hidden meaning and profound life messages.

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Introduction to Talmudic Tales
Gain insight into a completely different section of the Talmud, known as Aggadah or Aggadata, which contains much more than halachic legal discussions and rational analysis. In this introduction to Aggadata, we explore the style, makeup and significance of this obscure and magical area of Talmud.
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Talmudic Tales: The Miraculous R. Chanina ben Dosa
In this mystifying tale of the Talmud we encounter the miraculous personage of Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa, who prays for the rain to cease. Learn the hidden meaning to this seemingly bizarre story.
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Talmudic Tales: Laugh or Cry?
Two puzzling stories where the sages cried after witnessing tragedy, but Rabbi Akiva laughed instead.
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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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