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Tractate Shabbat: Talmudic tractate that is dedicated to all the laws of Shabbat—both the creative activities forbidden on the Day of Rest as well as its various associated obligations
Chapter Two: Which Candles to Light for Shabbat?
Learn the Talmud line-by-line and word-by-word. In this intermediate level class you will learn to understand the unique give-and-take style of Talmudic debate and discussion. Text for this class is Chapter Two of Tractate Shabbat (folio 20b).
Talmud Tractate Shabbat, Chapter 9
In this Talmud class we’re onto a Shavuot track with teachings from Tractate Shabbat that narrate the events surrounding the revelation at Sinai.
The Talmud on Chanukah
This three-part Talmud series will be exploring the second chapter of tractate Shabbat, analyzing the nature of the miracle of the “jug of oil” and the Talmudic debate on the precise amount of candles required to be lit each of the eight days of Chanukah.
Discovering Talmudic Principles
This three-part Talmud series will explore the sixteenth chapter of tractate Shabbat, focusing on principles related to the bread for the Shabbat meals. In particular, we discover the origins of the Challah and the mitzvah of the ‘Two Loaves of Bread’ on ...
Discovering Talmudic Principles
This Talmud course will be exploring and analyzing the second chapter of tractate Kidushin and the sixteenth chapter of tractate Shabbat, which focus on fundamental principles related to the requirements and benefits of personal involvement in the perform...
Parsha Va'etchanan
The final Mishnah of Tracate Shabbat concludes with the law that one may "close up [a window], measure [an object needed for a mitzvah], and tie a [non-permanent] knot on Shabbat." What do each of these three ideas represent in our spiritual service of G-...
Tractate Shabbos
The tractate of Shabbos is, as its name suggests, dedicated to all the laws of Shabbos—both the creative activities forbidden on the Day of Rest as well as its various associated obligations. The last section of the tractate discusses the prohibition of m...
Tractate Shabbos
The tractate of Shabbos is, as its name suggests, dedicated to all the laws of Shabbos—both the creative activities forbidden on the Day of Rest as well as its various associated obligations. The last section of the tractate discusses the prohibition of m...
Tractate Shabbat
Click here for the original text of the Talmud. The tractate of Shabbos is, as its name suggests, dedicated to all the laws of Shabbos—both the creative activities forbidden on the Day of Rest as well as its various associated obligations. The last sectio...
Analyzing the Talmudic Source for Chanukah
How rabbinical commandments -- like lighting the Chanukah menorah -- derive their power from the Biblical injunction (Deuteronomy 17:11) "According to the law they [the Sages] instruct you... you shall not divert... either right or left."
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