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Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot
Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot
Hear renowned theologian Yitz Greenberg discuss his new commentary on Pirkei Avot and learn some of the mishnayot with him in a whole new light.
Reading Mishnah (Lecture 1 of 10)
Reading Mishnah (Lecture 1 of 10)
Click here to listen to more podcasts in this series or for more Mishnah resources. An analysis of the structure and meaning of tractate Rosh Hashanah. This lecture was originally presented as a Ki Mitzion Torah podcast.
Commandment and Control in Marriage: The Poetics of Mishnah Kiddushin Chapter 1
Commandment and Control in Marriage: The Poetics of Mishnah Kiddushin Chapter 1
What can we learn about this chapter, and Mishnah in general, from a careful structural analysis? This lecture was delivered as part of A Day of Learning in Commemoration of the Tenth Yahrzeit of Rifka Rosenwein, z"l.
Mishnah and Memory: An Educational Exploration
Mishnah and Memory: An Educational Exploration
How should we think about Mishnah study if we take it seriously as an oral text? This lecture was delivered as part of A Day of Learning in Commemoration of the Tenth Yahrzeit of Rifka Rosenwein, z"l.
From Cases to Concepts: R. Jose’s views on property rights as reflected in the Mishnah, Tosefta, and Talmudim
From Cases to Concepts: R. Jose’s views on property rights as reflected in the Mishnah, Tosefta, and Talmudim
How does the Mishnah approach cases where one person's actions on his own property impact his neighbor? This lecture was delivered as part of A Day of Learning in Commemoration of the Tenth Yahrzeit of Rifka Rosenwein, z"l.
Pirkei Avot: A Second-Century Guide to the Good Life
Pirkei Avot: A Second-Century Guide to the Good Life
While other Mishnayot focus on detailed halakhot (Jewish laws), Pirkei Avot stands out as a collection of rabbinic teachings and sayings on how to lead a proper life. In this overview of the personality traits associated with the good, the bad and the in-between, we pay close attention to the authors of these sayings and the broader context for their opinions. Part of Drisha's Winter Week of Learning 2005, dedicated in memory of Rifka Rosenwein, z”l.
God, Nature, and Community in Mishnaic Thought: A Literary Study of Mishnaic Passages
God, Nature, and Community in Mishnaic Thought: A Literary Study of Mishnaic Passages
This lecture represents the start of a major initiative in the study of mishnah at Drisha, in memory of Rifka Rosenwein, on her first yahrzeit. Created with the support of Rifka's husband, Barry Lichtenberg, it is established with major funding by Judy Heicklen, her havruta of 18 years in the study of mishnah.