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Measuring the ‘Half’

Discovering Talmudic Principles

This three-part Talmud series will be exploring and analyzing the eighth chapter of tractate Yoma, focusing on the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity normally required by law. A fascinating debate originating from the Talmudic discussion on Yom Kippur.

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Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 1
This class explores the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity proscribed by Torah law. A fascinating debate originating from the Talmudic discussion on Yom Kippur. We’ll also analyze the difference between ‘Assur’ (prohibited) and ‘Chayav’ (liable).
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Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 2
This class explores the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity proscribed by Torah law. A fascinating debate originating from the Talmudic discussion on Yom Kippur. We’ll analyze the views of Rabbi Yochanan and Reish Lakishon on this subject.
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Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 3
This class explores the principles of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure)—namely, the halachic status of prohibitions performed with less than the quantity proscribed by Torah law. Talmudic scholars offer differing approaches to defining this prohibition of ‘chatzi-shiur’, which present various relevant ramifications.
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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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