We will be learning from Masechet Bava Kamma, daf 83b. We will provide you with a full masechet (volume of talmud) if you do not have one already. Additionally, a digital copy of our daf (page) is available in this portal. We recommend learning from printed materials whenever possible—whether that is a full printed masechet or a print out of the digital daf.
There are two dictionaries necessary for doing the work of this bet midrash:
A “Jastrow”—Dictionary of the Targumim, Talmud Bavli, Talmud Yerushalmi and Midrashic Literature, by Marcus Jastrow.
Some notes on Jastrow and visual accessibility:
Jastrow dictionary is available online and we have found 2 great options:
Only you know what you need in order to learn best! We’ve found that having printed materials and a hard copy of the Jastrow dictionary is supportive for many folks, especially as a contrast to our learning online, and we encourage you to try this if it’s accessible to you.
A “Frank”—Practical Talmud Dictionary, by Yitzhak Frank.
A note about the “Frank”: It has come to our attention that this dictionary is currently not in print and finding a copy of a Frank might be difficult. If you do not currently have a Frank Dictionary, you can purchase one from SVARA. Please fill out this form by Wednesday, July 28th to purchase one from our stock for $35 (including shipping).
If purchasing dictionaries or a magnifying glass is beyond your means, please be in touch with Olivia.
To participate in shiur most fully, you will need a computer with high-speed internet access capable of supporting video conferencing. Shiur will be hosted on Zoom—we recommend downloading Zoom’s free software (Zoom Client for Meetings) for the smoothest experience. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, check out Zoom tips!
The other learning materials you will need for this Bet Midrash, including the Hint Sheet, Supplemental Texts, and reference works will become available through this portal and will be mailed to you in paper copy.