Tag: Theologically Provocative Talmud Texts

Sanhedrin 68b Hebrew

בן סורר ומורה (קטעים מסנהדרין פרק ח) Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here. סח:ב משנה. 1. בן סורר ומורה, מאימתי נעשה בן סורר ומורה – משיביא שתי שערות, ועד שיקיף זקן, התחתון ולא העליון, אלא שדברו חכמים בלשון נקיה. 2. שנאמר (דברים כא:יח) כי יהיה לאיש בן, א2. בן […]

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The Rebellious Son – Sanhedrin 68b – Eight Theologically Provocative Talmud Sugyot

The Rebellious Son:– An Exercise in Judicial Interpretation – Sanhedrin 68b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva This lesson will illustrate a very interesting legal and theological phenomenon – a case where the sages delimit the application of a law by making it next to impossible to carry out. We will deal with the Talmud’s treatment […]

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Sanhedrin 68b English

The Rebellious Son – Sanhedrin 68b English Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 68b Mishnah 1. ‘A STUBBORN AND REBELLIOUS SON’: WHEN DOES HE BECOME LIABLE TO THE PENALTY OF A STUBBORN AND REBELLIOUS SON’? FROM THE TIME THAT HE PRODUCES TWO HAIRS UNTIL HE GROWS A BEARD RIGHT […]

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Verbal Deception – Baba Metziah 48b-49b – Eight Theologically Provocative Talmud Sugyot

Lesson 5 – Verbal Deception – Baba Metziah 48b-49b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva Sources View the English text for Baba Metziah 48b-49b View the Hebrew text for Baba Metziah 48b-49b Guide Questions and Issues The mishnah which heads up the sugya in this lesson follows after sugyot dealing with the prohibition of a form of […]

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Baba Metziah 48b-49b English

Lesson #5 -– “It’s not in Heaven” –Judicial Decision Making Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva   Bava Metziah 48b-49b MISHNAH. 1. JUST AS THERE IS OVERREACHING IN BUYING AND SELLING, SO IS THERE WRONG DONE BY WORDS. 2. [THUS:] ONE MUST NOT ASK ANOTHER, ‘WHAT IS THE PRICE OF THIS ARTICLE?’ IF HE HAS […]

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Baba Metziah 48b-49b Hebrew

שיעור ה – “לא בשמים היא” – בבא מציעא נח,ב Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here. בבא מציעא נח,ב משנה. 1. כשם שאונאה במקח וממכר כך אונאה בדברים. 1א. לא יאמר לו בכמה חפץ זה והוא אינו רוצה ליקח. 1ב. אם היה בעל תשובה לא יאמר לו זכור מעשיך הראשונים, […]

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Sanhedrin 90a-92b Hebrew

סוגיא #4 בבא קמא פד:ב – פה:א Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva .To view the English text, click here 1. [פיסקא מן המשנה] צער – כוואו בשפוד או במסמר וכו’. 2. [שאלה] צער שלא במקום נזק משתלם – מאן תנא? 3. [תשובה] אמר רבא: בן עזאי היא; 3א. [ברייתא המובא לפרט את התשובה – ראה […]

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Is the Resurrection of the Dead From the Torah? – Sanhedrin 90a-92b – Eight Theologically Provocative Talmud Sugyot

Lesson 4 –- Is the Resurrection of the Dead From the Torah? – Sanhedrin 90a-92b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva Alright, I admit it. I went a little bit crazy in this lesson and gathered nearly all of the material found in the last chapter of Sanhedrin which has to do with the said topic. […]

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The Significance of Receiving the Torah – Shabbat 88a-89a – Eight Theologically Provocative Talmud Sugyot

Lesson 3 –- The Significance of Receiving the Torah – Shabbat 88a-89a Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva In the selections which we will study in this lesson, we will find a variety of different vignettes concerning the event known as ‘matan Torah’ – the giving of the Torah, each painting a different picture of the […]

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Sanhedrin 90a-92b English

Lesson 4 – Is the “Resurrection of the Dead from the Torah” Sanhedrin 90a-92b (selections) Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. MISHNAH 1. ALL ISRAEL HAVE A PORTION IN THE WORLD TO COME, FOR IT IS WRITTEN: YOUR PEOPLE ARE ALL RIGHTEOUS, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE LAND FOREVER, […]

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