March 17

For March 17, please return to the Gemara and prepare the text below. Don’t forget to begin your chevruta session with chazara. (See the note below.)

תני תנא קמיה דרב נחמן בר יצחק כל המלבין פני חבירו ברבים כאילו שופך דמים א”ל שפיר קא אמרת דחזינא ליה דאזיל סומקא ואתי חוורא

A reminder: y’all are not responsible for “owning” Tosafot to memorization! Learning Tosafot is a different experience, and Tosafot is a different genre than our sugya. When we do chazara and come to own the text of the mishnah or gemara, we are embodying what once was an oral text, restoring it in so many ways to how it was originally intended to be learned and felt. That is not true for Tosafot and other commentaries. Doing chazara on Tosafot should look like doing the first two steps of chazara: read/inside/outside, and talk it out. Then move on to the material for this week!

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