Talmud Courses

Learn Talmud with the Conservative Yeshiva
  • by Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein

This year Conservative Yeshiva students in Jerusalem will be learning Tractate Berachot. This online course offers both new students and alumni an opportunity to study the same material that we will be studying in Jerusalem. We will learn together selected sugyot dealing with topics like the reading of Shema, the recitation of the Amidah, the structure and recitation of blessings as well as theological problems like the question of why bad things happen to good people.

Introduction To Learn Talmud Course

Berachot 9b

Berachot 10a-10b

Berachot 10b

Berachot 10b-11a

Berachot 11a-11b

Berachot 11b-12a

Berachot 12a-12b

Berachot 12b-13b

Baba Kamma Course – Chapter 6

by Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein

The Babylonian Talmud has been the foundation of Jewish life since its completion some 1500 years ago. It is the source of Jewish practice and, perhaps more importantly, it is central to shaping the Jewish thought process, the manner in which we approach, think about and solve problems. It is the core of our study program at the Conservative Yeshiva. This course will study the material studied this year in the Conservative Yeshiva Beit Midrash. Our study course this semester will be the 6th chapter of the tractate Baba Kamma, which deals with an owner’s responsibility and liability for the damage caused by his animal. This course will seek to provide a window into how the sages think and analyze problems, deriving their answers from the tradition. This course aims to provide students with some basic Talmudic skills, some inspiring debate, and an appetite for more.

An Introduction To Talmud and Bava Kamma Chapter 6

Baba Kamma 55b

Baba Kamma 55b-56a

Baba Kamma 56a-56b

Baba Kamma 56b-57b

Baba Kamma 57b-58a

Baba Kamma 58a-58b

Baba Kamma 58b-59a

Baba Kamma Course – Chapter 8

by Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein

The Babylonian Talmud has been the foundation of Jewish life since its completion some 1500 years ago. It is the source of Jewish practice and, perhaps more importantly, it is central to shaping the Jewish thought process, the manner in which we approach, think about and solve problems. It is the core of our study program at the Conservative Yeshiva. This course will focus on the 8th chapter of the tractate Baba Kamma, which deals with the liability to provide compensation to someone whom we have injured, pained or humiliated. It will seek to provide a window into how the sages think and analyze problems, deriving their answers from the tradition. This course aims to provide students with some basic Talmudic skills, some inspiring debate, and an appetite for more.

An Introduction To Baba Kamma Chapter 8 – When A Person Injures Another Person

Baba Kamma 83b

Baba Kamma 83b–84a

Baba Kamma 84a

Baba Kamma 84b-85a

Baba Kamma 85a

Baba Kamma 85a-85b

Bava Kamma 85b-86a

Baba Kamma 86a-86b

Baba Kamma 86b

Baba Kamma 86b-87a

Eight Theologically Provocative Talmud Sugyot

by Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein

It is a popular assumption that the Talmud is a book filled exclusively with legal dialectic and debate. Truth be told, the Talmud contains much more non- legal material than legal material and the same rabbis who vigorously debate legal issues, are equally energetic in their discussions about what makes up their theological universe. This course will focus on a number of these debates. Among the topics to be discussed: Why do the righteous suffer; Is there reward for service to God; Did Israel really accept the Torah of their own free will; Are the dead really resurrected; Who makes Jewish law – God or man?

Introduction To Eight Theologically Provocative Talmud Sugyot

What Is The Reward For Observing the Commandments – Kiddushin 39b 

The Meaning of Suffering – Brachot 5a-5b 

The Significance of Receiving the Torah – Shabbat 88a-89a 

Is the Resurrection of the Dead From the Torah? – Sanhedrin 90a-92b 

Verbal Deception – Baba Metziah 48b-49b 

The Rebellious Son – Sanhedrin 68b

Eight More Theologically Provocative Talmud Sugyot

by Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein

It is a popular assumption that the Talmud is a book filled exclusively with legal dialectic and debate. Truth be told, the Talmud contains much more non- legal material than legal material and the same rabbis who vigorously debate legal issues, are equally energetic in their discussions about what makes up their theological universe. This course will focus on a number of these debates. Among the topics to be discussed: When Is Man Judged; Are We Really Inscribed in a Book of Life; Is God Really Merciful; What Human Qualities Are Rewarded; What Divine Qualities are We Intended to Emulate; What Is Teshuva Good For; Why Be a Part of a Religious Community;

Introduction To Eight More Theologically Provocative Talmud Sugyot

Rosh Hashanah 16a

Rosh Hashanah 16a-16b

Rosh Hashanah 16b Top

Rosh Hashanah 16b Middle

Rosh Hashanah 16b Bottom

Rosh Hashanah 17a-17b

Rosh Hashanah 17b

Rosh Hashanah 17b-18a