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History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1

History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1

Using Rambam’s introduction to the Mishna as our guide, join Rabbi Jeffrey Saks  and explore how the Oral Law came to be from the moment Moshe came down from the mountain, through the Talmud, and beyond.

January 14, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1: Lesson 1
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January 21, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1: Lesson 2
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HISTORY AND MECHANICS OF TORAH SHE-BAAL PEH:

January 28, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1: Lesson 3
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THE LAST 8 PESUKIM OF THE TORAH:  Dear Talmidim, My name is Yedidya Rausman. I will be substituting for Rabbi Saks this evening. We will be examining the final Chapter of the Torah (Devarim – 34: 1-12) Who authored these final verses ( 5-12?) How was the Torah transmitted to Moses? How did some details evolve into Torah She-Baal Peh? How did the author of these verses affect the future halacha? Please review the final chapter of Deuteronomy with Rashi.

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February 4, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1: Lesson 4
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MOSHE WRITES WITH TEARS? YEHOSHUA AUTHORS THE 5 BOOKS OF MOSHE?: We will finish our discussion on “who authored the final section of the Torah?” Why is it so important to our sages that both Moshe and Yehoshua shared in this enterprise?

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February 11, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1: Lesson 5
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ORIGINS OF THE MISHNAH: Looking forward to resuming our study together – this Thursday we’ll start the 3ed section of Rambam’s Intro to the Mishna, which deals with categorizing halakhot into various entities: halakhah le-Moshe miSinai, Min HaTorah vs. rabbinic; and why the Mishnah was codified with machloket instead of simple bottom line.

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February 18, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1: Lesson 6
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HALAKHAH LEMOSHE MISINAI:

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March 4, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1: Lesson 7
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March 18, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
History and Mechanics of Torah She-Baal Peh Part 1: Lesson 8
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MAKEUP OF THE MISHNAH:

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Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding director of ATID – The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem, and its WebYeshiva.org program. He is the Editor of the journal Tradition, Series Editor of The S.Y. Agnon Library at The Toby Press, and Director of Research at the Agnon House in Jerusalem. A three-time graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Semicha), Rabbi Saks has published widely on Jewish thought, education, and literature (see www.webyeshiva.org/rabbisaks).