Discovering Talmudic Principles

New Talmud Course:

Tuesdays November 24 - December 8 | 7:30-9:00 pm

 

To join via zoom, please send us an email and we will reply with the information. 

 

Instructor: Rabbi Binyomin Bitton


Measuring the ‘Half’

This three-part Talmud series will explore 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. 

‘Chatzi-Shiur’
Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 1 | Tuesday, November 24

In this class we will explores the source for 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. 

Two Approaches to ‘Chatzi-Shiur’
Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 2 | Tuesday, December 1

In this class we will analyze the views of Rabbi Yochanan and Reish Lakish on this subject, and discover two approaches to defining the prohibition of ‘chatzi-shiur’ (half measure).

Practical Ramifications
Measuring the ‘Half’, Lesson 3, | Tuesday, December 8

This class will present various relevant ramifications evolving from the differing approaches to the definition of ‘chatzi-shiur’. 

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A program presented by Chabad of Richmond