• September 26, 2021
  • 20 5782, Tishri
  • פרשת בראשית

Massekhet Taanit

Massekhet Taanit

Learn Massekhet Taanit with R. Jeffrey Saks and the Mishkan Tzipora Synagogue in Efrat.

Next Class

October 05, 2021
9
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10
Hours
46
Mins

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Tue 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm
July 14, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 2a
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We’ll begin from the beginning (Taanit 2a). How do fasts and rainfall connect?

July 21, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 2a-b
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Daf 2a (cont.) and 2b: How is rain a demonstration of God’s might?

July 28, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 2b-3a
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When to start asking for rain?

August 4, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Daf 3
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Dew, wind, rain and clouds. Some links for things that came up in the shiur:

How long we could survive without the sun? https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/if-sun-went-out-how-long-could-life-earth-survive/

Choref/Stav: http://www.balashon.com/2007/09/stav-and-horef.html

 

August 11, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 3b-4a
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And now for the weather…

Clouds, wind, dew and rain

August 25, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit 4a-4b
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Asking, and being answered.

September 8, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 4b
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Starting/ceasing asking/mentioning rain (Taanit 4b)

September 15, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 5a
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Aggadot of famine and drought.

September 22, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 5b
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More Aggadot of Rav Nachman and Rabbi Yitzhak

September 29, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 6a
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More rain aggada and etymology – yoreh u-malkosh

October 13, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 6a-b
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When is the second rainfall of the year? What difference does it make? What is the meaning that “rain is the husband of the earth”?

October 20, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit Event
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October 27, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Daf 7
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Aggadot of Daf 7 — Rain is like Torah. Torah is like… revival of the dead, fire, rain.

November 3, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Daf 7 – Fire and Rain
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More aggada comparing rain to a variety of things, and Torah to fire and water/rain.

How does the story of R Yohanan and Resh Lakish (Bava Metzia 84a) fit in?

November 10, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Daf 7b
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What causes drought?

November 17, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: 7b
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Taanit 7b – More rain and Torah aggadot

December 1, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit Event
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December 8, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Rain and Counting Grain
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More aggada from daf 8b.

Tonight’s shiur is in memory of Rav Pesach Tzivyon ben Baruch z”l, father of Anne Dansker.

December 15, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: 8b, Rain and Grain, & Rabbi Lamm
December 22, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 9a
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The 5 statements of R Yochanan; the 3 Gifts of Moshe, Aharon & Miriam

December 29, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 9a-9b
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Avraham vs Moshe-Aaron-Miriam

January 5, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit 9b
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Where does rain come from?

January 19, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit 10a
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Israel as center of the world; measuring the world

January 26, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit: 10a
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When and where to start saying ותן טו”מ לברכה

February 2, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: 10a – Fasting for Rain
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Fasting when the rain doesn’t come.

February 9, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: On the Road
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Eating and fasting in times of trouble and travel (10b-11a)

February 16, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit 11a
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Do not separate from the Tzibbur in its distress

February 23, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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March 2, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit 11b
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Taanit Sha’ot: Fasting vs. Not Eating

March 16, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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April 6, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit 12a
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Taanit 12a – Taanit le-shaot (part-day fasts)

April 13, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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April 20, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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May 4, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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May 18, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit 13a-2
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What’s forbidden when on the public fasts?

Taanit 13a and Taanit 13b

May 25, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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June 1, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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June 8, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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June 15, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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June 29, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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July 13, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit: Siyyum Perek 1
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We conclude the first Chapter of Taanit 14b-15a with a discussion of the practices instituted if rain does not arrive after the cycle of 13 fasts,

July 20, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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August 24, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Taanit 17a
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We finally resume with the end of Taanit 16b and 17a – Kohanim and the mishmarot

August 31, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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September 14, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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October 5, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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October 12, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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October 19, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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October 26, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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November 2, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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November 9, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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November 16, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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November 23, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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November 30, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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December 7, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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December 14, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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December 21, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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December 28, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massekhet Taanit: Massekhet Taanit
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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).