Tractate Sanhedrin: Commentary and Study...

SANHEDRIN (“ Court”): Name of a treatise of the Mishnah, Tosefta, and both Talmudim. It stands fourth in the order Nezikin in most editions, and is divided into eleven chapters containing seventy-one paragraphs in all. It treats chiefly of courts and their powers, of qualifications for the office of judge, and of legal procedure and criminal law.

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 ad-visable 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 un־ able 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 con-tents 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 under-stood the Gmara, the issues they considered important and the way in which the poskim applied the Gmara to contemporary issues. The third reading should take place while you study the trac-tate. At that point, the sefer can serve as a source book for iden-tifying 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 con-cise manner. Tractate Sanhedrin is divided into three main components. Chap-ters 1- 6 deal with the court system; Chapters 6- 10 with capital punishment; and Chapter 11 with the End of Days. When study-ing the court system, you might want to study Chapters 4- 6 first. These are relatively simple chapters which deal with court proce-dure. You might then return to Chapter 1 and study [ Talmudic] pages 2- 3, 5- 10, 17 and thereafter Chapter 3. viii

Tractate Sanhedrin: Commentary and Study Guide


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Front Matter Title page Copyright page PrefaceTorah Lishmah InstituteHow to make best use of this seferTable of Contents Contents The Legal SystemSANHEDRINBackgroundJurisdictionThe Lishkas haGazis: The Sanctity of PlaceLower Temple CourtsEstablishing Lower CourtsR. Yehuda: Supreme Tribunal CourtsCourts of Twenty-ThreeCourt of ThreeCourt of FiveThe Status of Judges: Mumchin, Mumchin l'Rabim, HedyotosRishonimR. Acha does not require the one judge to be a mumcJUDGEMENT VERSUS MEDIATIOOTHER LEGAL ALTERNATIVESTHE MONARCHYGO'EL HADAMKIPPARATIONALE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF ALL OF THE REMEDIEHEAVENLY RETRIBUTIONMeta-Legal Insights into the Contents of the Tractate Meta-Legal PerspectivesR. MeR. YehudaStructural AnalysiAGGADAOrder of the MishnaSanhedrin: Chapter One MishnaG'maraReasons for proclaiming a leap year
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