Horayos – The Beginning

I was able to do the beginning of the first daf in Horayos. This video and future installments will be slightly more in depth than the previous ones since I’m not under the same pre-Pesach time constraints. In this video we touched upon some interpretations of the מחלוקת אמוראים re: whether a complete instruction (for which בית דין is liable) must consist of “you are…

Horayos 7b – A Deeper Understanding of Abaye and Rava

I felt that a deeper understanding of the מחלוקת between רבא and אביי re: whether the case of the High Priest instructing differently from the Sanhedrin must be in two different places – would be very beneficial – so I started going through an important קרן אורה on the topic. Because this is outside of the scope of our general study of Horayos together, I…

Learning Horayos in Nissan

לעילוי נשמת עקיבה איגר בן אליהו גורדון ז”ל The שדה צופים at the beginning of מסכת הוריות cites two sources that claim that there is was a מנהג in Pressburg from the days of the חתם סופר to learn מסכת הוריות during the days in between ר”ח ניסן and ערב פסח. Ever since my first-born son was born, I have tried בלי נדר to make…

Horayos: Even The Sadducees Admit

So I have some opinions about this that I don’t have time to write about / fully flesh out, so I’ll just mention some questions and comments. The Talmud says: אמר רב יהודה אמר שמואל אין ב”ד חייבין עד שיורו בדבר שאין הצדוקין מודין בו אבל בדבר שהצדוקין מודין בו פטורין מאי טעמא זיל קרי בי רב הוא Rav Yehuda said that Shmuel said –…