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Intermediate Talmud: Tractate Berachot, Chapter 9

Blessings of Thanksgiving

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn to understand the unique give-and-take style of Talmudic argument. Text for this class is Chapter Nine of Tractate Brachot (folio 54a), which discusses blessings of thanksgiving for G-d’s beneficence and kindness.

1:01:33
Initiating the final chapter of tractate Berachot, which introduces us to the category of blessings of Thanksgiving for G-d’s beneficence and kindness. Discover how giving thanks is really a declaration of a faith-based perspective on life and it’s fullness. (Talmud tractate Berachot 54a)
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1:20:19
Learning appreciation and nurturing an attitude of gratitude: how we must bless G-d for the good, bad and ugly to acknowledge g-d’s goodness and judgment with equanimity. Also touching upon crying over spilt milk, and the urbane dangers of big city life. (Talmud tractate Berachot 54a)
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1:25:00
Learning appreciation by nurturing reverence! Attitudes and beliefs on irreverent approaches and sacrilegious shortcuts; on everlasting blessings and afterlife denial; on the customs and conventions of traditional Jewish greetings and the occasional need to negate torch in order to preserve it. (Talmud tractate Berachot 54a)
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59:36
On our sacred duty to acknowledge G-d’s miracles and supernatural deliverances—from walking through deep oceans to roaring rivers and to a break in a brick wall. National wonders require blessings from all, yet individual salvations make for personal obligations. (Talmud tractate Berachot 54a)
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1:04:26
In exemplifying the lofty calling to acknowledge G-d’s miraculous deliverances, the Talmud enumerated episodes of divinely orchestrated national deliverances. These supernatural occurrences that require blessings, are now individually analyzed to achieve greater clarity. (Talmud tractate Berachot 54a-b)
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54:24
In practically narrating our sacred duty to acknowledge G-d’s miraculous deliverances, we continue to review historical episodes of extraordinary proportions. From war-room stone summits to sea-salt statues and great walls collapsing; these fascinating stories of divine wonders will amaze you! (Talmud tractate Berachot 54b)
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1:17:39
After identifying circumstantial obligations to acknowledge G-d’s deliverance and kindness, we now move from historical episodes into extraordinary experiences. From the high seas to desert wilderness from life-threatening illness to incarceration. (Talmud tractate Berachot 54b)
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1:21:56
Having identified the circumstance that obligate us to acknowledge G-d’s deliverance and kindness, we now focus on just how we are supposed to express those sentiments of gratefulness and appreciation to the Creator of universe. (Talmud tractate Berachot 54b)
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