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Discovering Talmudic Principles

This four-part Talmud series will be exploring and analyzing the sixth chapter of tractate Berachot, focusing on the principles related to the recitation of blessings before and after the consumption of food.

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The Talmud on Food Blessings, Lesson 1
This class focuses on the principles related to the blessings recited before and after the consumption of food.
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49:04
The Talmud on Food Blessings, Lesson 2
This class discusses the source and reasoning for reciting a blessing before partaking of food and drink.
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1:12:54
The Talmud on Food Blessings, Lesson 3
In this class we probe the different reasons the Talmud presents for reciting a blessing before partaking of food and drink. Discover the principles of consecrated property as it relates to food blessings.
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The Talmud on Food Blessings, Lesson 4
In this class we examine the biblical source offered for reciting blessings before consuming food, and thereby discover the principle of ‘Asmachta’.
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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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