Tractate Berakhos II: Commentary and Study...

The guide to how Rabbis formulated their decrees and delt with changing conditions after the destruction of the Second Temple and the fall of Betar.

How to make best use of this sefer Ideally, this sefer should be read several times: before, during and after  learning the tractate. Before learning the tractate, it is advisable to read through the introductory material [ skipping those sections which are too involved] and the Outline of the Talmud ( i. e., the top section of the text). This will familiarize you with the contents of the tractate. ( Do not be concerned should you be unable to understand the more complicated sections without a thorough study of the original text. The Outline was not meant to stand alone. It was intended to be a companion to the Talmudic text. Nevertheless, the vast amount of knowledge about the contents of the tractate that you will be able to master in a relatively short time, will compensate for your not being able to understand everything at this time.) The second reading should be done with the Analysis. This will sensitize you to the manner in which the commentaries understood the Gmara, the issues they considered important and the way in which the poskim applied the Gmara to the contemporary issues. The third reading should take place while you study the tractate. At that point, the sefer can serve as a source book for identifying the rishonim and acharonim who dealt with specific issues. Finally, after you have completed the tractate, re- read Master a Mesikhta, for this is what the sefer will enable you to do — master the mesikhta. It is organized in a manner which enables you to encapsulate and digest what you have learned in a simple concise manner. Chapter Home

Tractate Berakhos II: Commentary and Study Guide


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