January 14 – Grammar Workshop w/ Amir | RECORDING (Passcode: W&1xX+sc)
January 21 – Shiur: Le’taher et Hasheretz Pt. 1 w/ Mónica | RECORDING (Passcode: bR%mVv08)
February 18 – Taming Tosafot w/ Laynie | RECORDING (Passcode: 5Xq!.V!k)
1) Take some time to reflect. Before you meet with your chevruta, go back to your RUBRIC. Notice where you landed and how you described your relationship to Tosafot & Rishonim. Take some time to think, journal, etc. on the following questions:
2) Read through the sections of Tools for Tosafos (linked here) to help you get a sense of WHAT Tosafot is/are, WHY we learn them, and HOW to go about learning their comments on the daf. You can also check out the section on Tosafot in the (Ho)Mo-Reh Derekh (p. 92-3).
3) Check in with your chevruta. Share your goals, what comes up for you, and what your prior experiences & expectations as you embark on learning this material.
4) Using the tips from Tools for Tosafos (Chapter 13, but *especially* “Tip 2: Approach Tosafot Gradually”) begin learning the comment from Tosafot on our daf (she’yodea letaher et hasheretz). NOTE: You do not need to, nor should you plan to, learn the entire comment. Tools for Tosafos offers the following advice: “It is not necessary to finish every Tosafos at first…it is sufficient to learn one question and answer, or one idea, and then to proceed with the study of the Gemara.” Wherever you get to is perfect, whether it’s a few words, a few lines, a comment, an idea, etc. If you’re present and curious, you’re doing it right!
February 25 – Exploring Rishonim w/ Laynie
1) Check in with your chevruta. Like last week, take some time with your chevruta/ot to check in about what you’re bringing to this exploration! (Feel free to go back into the questions from last week, listed below.)
2) Take a look at the following list of Rishonim, pick one, two, three, all… and start exploring! If you want, use some Google-ing skills to help you learn WHO these folks are and WHY we might learn them. You can also take a look at the flow chart on page 95 of the (Ho)Mo-Reh Derekh to give you a sense of geography and lineage.
NOTE: Just like in our learning of Tosafot, you do not need to learn the entire comment. Take Reb Perlmutter’s advice from Tools for Tosafos seriously: “It is not necessary to finish every Tosafos at first…it is sufficient to learn one question and answer, or one idea, and then to proceed with the study of the Gemara.” Wherever you get to is perfect, whether it’s a few words, a few lines, a comment, an idea, etc. If you’re present and curious, you’re doing it right!