First on the list: chazara, chazara, chazara!
- Make sure you own the inside/outside translation and work on your recitation. Find a refresher of chazara and recitation here to guide your learning.
- Some questions to think about as you review this text: how many categories are you reading as פטור? What is your leaning and why? Where are you in this text? Do you find yourself rooting for one take or the other?
- Before going to the new material, talk with your chevruta about the major questions, difficulties, next conclusions, etc. that might come out of what you learned in the mishnah. That’s what it means to be a player, and that’s what the Rabbis are about to do in the gemara – get those juices flowing!
We’ll continue with the Gemara:
ורמינהו הקורע בחמתו ובאבלו ועל מתו חייב ואף על פי שמחלל את השבת יצא ידי קריעה לא קשיא הא במת דידיה הא במת דעלמא
As you dig into the Gemara, discuss: What is your sense of the AGENDA of the gemara here? Remember (or for new SVARA-niks, here’s a quick intro!): the gemara has one of five agendas in relating to tannaitic material (for which we use the acronym ACCeSS). For more on this, hit up page 24 in the Bet Midrash Reference Guide, either in your folder or on the portal.
Zoom Recording for February 21