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  • Topics covered: Chapter 2, Mishna 3, 4, 5, 6 When Hillel the Elder was confronted by a gang of Shammai followers in the Temple courtyard, he did a sad and surprising thing for the sake of peace. Then a colleague …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 2, Mishna 2, 3 The amazing true story of Ramban, Reb Avner and the little Torah portion that contains EVERYTHING! Some things we can’t do on a Festival because the Torah prohibits us. Other things we can’t …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 12, Chapter 2, Mishna 1 Which items may be carried through the public domain on a Festival? A spiked sandal is not one of them, due to a tragic event. How do we handle cooking …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 9, 10, 11, 12 We may grind spices for a Festival meal. What about salt? How are they different? May we send food gifts on a Festival? May we send non-food gifts on a Festival? …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 8 When does wheat become grain and thus obligated in tithes? Can tithes ever be separated on a Festival? Even those who receive charity must give charity.

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 7, 8 May we carry objects in the public domain during a Festival? Certainly, if related to food prep. Yes also, if the objects are directly connected to rejoicing in the Festival. If not connected, …

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