Step 2: Shiur

What is Shiur?

  • The group discussion section during which the text is unpacked, word by word
  • Careful attention is paid not only to what each word means but how each word means what it means
  • Larger ideas and implications of the text are also explored in a freewheeling discussion

How Does Shiur Work?

In lieu of a regular shiur, below you will find a video of Laynie reading this sugya. Laynie will do the “Reading” three steps: “Read,” “Inside Translation,” and “Outside Translation.” It is important to take really good notes during shiur (on everything you can, including pronunciation, roots, grammar notes, meanings of words, etc.) so that you can refer to these during your next chevruta session when you are reviewing the text unpacked in shiur during Step 3: Chazara!

מַאי מְבָרֵךְ

מְבָרֵךְ אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל חֲנוּכָּה 

וְהֵיכָן צִוָּנוּ

רַב אַוְיָא אָמַר: מִ״לֹּא תָסוּר״

רַב נְחֶמְיָה אָמַר: ״שְׁאַל אָבִיךָ וְיַגֵּדְךָ זְקֵנֶיךָ וְיֹאמְרוּ לָךְ״