Month: July 2017

Read ‘Em and Weep

I was listening to a shiur while driving on the road this week. The topic was the ninth of Av, of course. Unfortunately I chose the shiur by luck of the draw, as the sunshine prevented me from actually being able to see who…

An Emmuna Perspective on Senseless Slaughter

Still kind of reeling at the slaughter of three Yidden at their Shabbos table this past Shabbos. The worst thing about it all is the fact that we have become accustomed to it. The age-old saying of “no news is good news” is a…

The Torah, the Masorah and the ??? Part 4

The Writing of the Gemara and the Savorayim   After we understood in the previous blog that the Talmud that we have today, whether the Babylonian or the Jerusalem, is a reformulation of the Gemara handed down to the people from the times of…

The Torah, the Massorah and the ??? Part 3

In the previous blog, we discussed the source, the foundation and the need for the Mishna, the backbone of the oral Torah. In this blog, part 3, I would now like to discuss the Gemara, the other part of the oral Torah. Everyone knows…

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