• July 15, 2020
  • 23 5780, Tamuz
  • פרשת מטות־מסעי

Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א

Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א

Join Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel and learn the first chapter in Masechet Avodah Zara. We will cover the discussions of the gemara itself, as well as the comments of Rashi and Tosafot. We will emphasize a methodological approach to studying gemara, aimed at equipping the student with the tools needed to learn gemara on one’s own. This course is an intermediate Talmud course and students should already have some basic skills learning Gemara. 

November 5, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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November 7, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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November 12, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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November 14, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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November 19, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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November 21, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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November 26, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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November 28, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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December 3, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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December 5, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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December 10, 2019 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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January 23, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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January 28, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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January 30, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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February 4, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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February 6, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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February 11, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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February 13, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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February 18, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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February 20, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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February 25, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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February 27, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א Event
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March 3, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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March 5, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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March 12, 2020 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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March 17, 2020 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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March 19, 2020 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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Because of connectivity problems, I started recording this shiur twice. The first recording was aborted at the very beginning. The second recording was made throughout the shiur, but unfortunately there was a malfunction in the recording and there is no audio.  I will try at some point to replace this recording with another one, this time with sound…  My apologies in the meantime.   — Yitzhak Zuriel

March 24, 2020 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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In the previous shiur, we finished learning the long Tosafot on the first mishna of the masechet, on Daf 2a, and saw how Tosafot interprets our gemara on Daf 6a in accordance with his understanding of the halacha in the mishna.

In this shiur, we are now going to move on to the last part of the sugya at the bottom of Avodah Zarah 6a , which continues on the top of Daf 6b, which clarifies the boundaries of the case(s) for which applies the reason given by the gemara that the prohibition of  לשאת ולתת is  because of the Torah prohibition לפני עוור לא תתן מכשול.  Time allowing, we will begin a new sugya, which examines what is the status of goods that were in fact exchanged, in violation of the mishna.

 

March 26, 2020 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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In the previous shiur, we finished the sugya about לפני עוור לא תתן מכשול and studied the relevant comments of Rashi and Tosafot.

In this shiur, the last one before our recess for Pesach, we will learn the new sugya that deals with the question of the halachic status of goods transacted in violation of the mishna’s prohibition. It is an interesting dispute between R.Yohanan and R.Shimon ben Lakish. We will focus in the shiur primarily on seeing the gemara itself – Avodah Zarah 6b , and read the rishonim on the page if there is time.

May 5, 2020 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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Welcome to new students, and welcome back to returning students!

After our extended “bein hazemanim” break since Rosh Hodesh Nisan, we are returning, and I am excited to be learning gemara with you! You may have noticed (and this is for the first time in WebYeshiva history) that my gemara shiur and Rabbi Brovender’s are not learning the same masechet. This means that in theory a student can study in both classes without experiencing overlapping material. It is part of our effort to adapt to the needs of the online learning community and the demand for variety.

This semester we will be continuing to study Masechet Avodah Zarah. We will begin initially where we stopped, on Avodah Zarah 6b , because I felt that we needed to close the subject matter that we studied intensively in the previous semester and did not complete, namely the gemara’s discussion of the prohibitions listed in the first mishna. (I ask any new students who might be hesitating to bear with us; we will explain any needed background as we complete this sugya.) Essentially we need to finish the gemara from about halfway down the page to near the very bottom, and learn Rashi and Tosafot on the relevant parts.
After we complete this material (which will be a matter of a couple of shiurim only), the plan is to move forward to chapter 2, where the gemara discusses certain prohibitions of food produced by עובדי עבודה זרה.  This material is actually part of the large body of halacha that has to do with kashrut, what we call “issur ve-heter”.

As usual, we will emphasize a methodological approach to the text of the gemara itself, and look for insights into the approaches of the rishonim printed on the page, namely Rashi and Tosafot.

Looking forward to studying with you!
Yitzhak Zuriel

May 7, 2020 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Gemara Avoda Zara Perek א: Lesson
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In the previous shiur, we studied the three segments of gemara that examine the latter items on the list of prohibitions in the mishnah, and saw the answers of Rava and Abaye, which were the same for each of these.

In this shiur, we will study the gemara’s analysis of why we can’t learn each of these items from one of the others.

This will be our final shiur in Perek 1 of Avodah Zarah.  Our next shiur,on Monday-Tuesday May 12, will be on material in Perek 2. In order to continue with us, please enroll for that separate course as it is listed in the WebYeshiva course offerings.  See you there!

Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel has been enjoying guiding students in how to learn and understand Talmud at WebYeshiva.org since its founding. He began his teaching career as a teacher and educational director at Michlelet Bruria in the 1980s. For over 20 years, he has been working as a software engineer in Jerusalem, and during that time has been an editor and contributor to the company NDS's Torah journal, Chiddushei Torah@NDS, that was published annually from 1996-2014 . He and his wife reside in Ma'ale Adumim and are parents to five children and have many grandchildren.