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Shiur for Experienced SVARA-niks (Fall 2021, Wednesdays) - Shared screen with speaker view
Chava Shapiro
32:47
Chava, they/them, cozied!
Jessica Green
32:51
Hi! Jess, she/her. Keyed up and HUNGRY.
Richard (he/him)
33:34
Richard, he/him, Arlington, VA. Eager!
Erie
34:06
Hiii Erie, they/she/he, sooo much better now that i’m here!
*1 Robin Banerji (he/him)
34:39
Robin (he/him) apprehensive and a bit harried
J. Sánchez (he/him)
34:51
Jorge, he/him, all over the place.
Chava Shapiro
35:41
To the healing of my elder, Ken, who is recovering from a surgery to remove cancer.
*1 Robin Banerji (he/him)
35:51
My learning is dedicated to Benjy, Laure, and Jessica
Jessica Green
35:59
dedicating to a dear friend who is holding a lot and feeling stressed
Richard (he/him)
36:41
Dedicating my learning tonight to … Rambam! Wherever he is, I hope he is enjoying our engagement with him
Erie
36:44
Dedicating to my grandma today <3
CP
36:48
dedicating my learning to repro justice movement comrade mars earle, and abortion providers in the south
J. Sánchez (he/him)
37:01
To the memory of Vincenzo Meli, that her neshama may have an aliyah, and to Giulia and her family, that they may be comforted.
Jacob Kelter
37:03
dedicating to my great aunt who fell last week and dislocated her shoulder
Zissel (they/them)
37:18
omeyn
Elaina Marshalek (she/her)
53:21
How might this text transform my own thinking/practice/ideas?What’s the halakha l’ma’aseh I imagine might come up in my life? What would I do?
Zissel (they/them)
57:07
It IS unsatisfying thank you for naming that
Zissel (they/them)
01:00:29
What you said Ma’ayan made me think of how in changing the subject to how to intervene with someone else in something wrong the rabbis of the Gemara actually relieved the rabbis of the mishna from having to hold that issue because they erased the Mishnaic disagreement essentially
Ma'ayan
01:01:12
YES! Exactly Zissel. Thanks so much for articulating this clearly
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:03:55
Yes! It's just "haroeh" -- universal
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:04:04
if you see something, say something
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:08:31
He was a doctor who lived in Medieval Spain and North Africa
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:08:58
and became the leader of the Jewish community in Cairo
Richard (he/him)
01:10:25
He was a doctor for very different populationas - ordinary folks who came to him, and the royal court
Zissel (they/them)
01:10:27
Whoaaaaaaa I did not know that omg
Zissel (they/them)
01:10:41
Imagine if we did that to foucault
Lauren Tuchman
01:10:50
Rambam lived in Spain, Egypt and a bunch of other places, philosopher, physician, wanted to take the Gemara and make it into a practical guide that would be used by everyone. This is why the Mishnah Torah is called the Mishnah Torah. He also wrote the Guide For the Perplexed and developed a list of the 613 mitzvot. His is not the only list that exists.
Chava Shapiro
01:10:59
Hahaha Zissel!
Lauren Tuchman
01:11:06
He doesn't cite prior sources in the Mishnah Torah and his books were burned.
CP | she
01:11:30
Rambam is an acronym for Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon (Maimonides)
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:11:47
But if we didn't cite Foucault, how would people know how pretentious we were?
Paul Heckler
01:12:10
Ha!
Lauren Tuchman
01:12:19
Ramban is known as a rishon, part of a group of sages who lived during the Medieval period (according to the Christian calendar)
Zissel (they/them)
01:13:42
Lolol I mean he didn’t cite anyone tho! imagine ppl issuing a haram instead of idolizing
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:13:56
ohhhh
Lauren Tuchman
01:13:57
Rambam also wrote a commentary to Perkei Avot, called the shomeh perekim. He's often seen as purely a rationalist but his commentary to Perkei Avot shows that he did have a few spiritual bones in his body. :-)
Chava Shapiro
01:14:29
Oh I have not read that Lauren! Now I want to.
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:16:39
Hyperlinks are so fun!
Lauren Tuchman
01:17:57
@Chava, I hadn't heard about it until one of my meditation teachers introduced it to me. It's fascinating. I recommend.
Jorge S. (he/him; Chicago on Potawatomi land)
01:18:39
Joshua Boaz Mevorach=hero
Richard (he/him)
01:24:42
Is there a difference between "bad" and the liteal words "not good"?
Jacob Kelter
01:27:06
what is the root of הוכח?
Zissel (they/them)
01:27:32
יכח?
Jamie Schwartz (she/her)
01:28:34
jastrow says it's related to koach
CP | she
01:28:50
yessss chava!!
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:30:50
@Zissel's chaburah: we like the punctuation, but what is this period doing?? Too much punctuation
Zissel (they/them)
01:31:46
😂
Marisa Harford (she/her)
01:31:49
agree that it's too many periods
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:33:22
between him and his children?
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:33:38
ohhh
Zissel (they/them)
01:35:44
Great Situation, Great Chevrusa
Marisa Harford (she/her)
01:36:20
the OS
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:40:11
oh wow, could a different vocalization, tzareicha, be "his narrowness"?
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:40:17
*your narrowness
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:40:35
or would that lack the yud?
Jacob Kelter
01:43:03
Yeah, I think that would lack the yud
CP | she
01:44:01
amazing amazing Chava
Chava Shapiro
01:44:15
Thank you thank you cp!
Paul Heckler
01:45:37
@Robin, I think because the kaf is part of the root it would need a different spelling, maybe two kappim? (like hanukkah?)
Paul Heckler
01:47:39
(Or an extra yod, like yivarekhekha)
Zissel (they/them)
01:48:53
What was rambam’s source for “soft tongue”?
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:49:18
I mean if you told me that, I would just tell you to gtfo
Nomi (she/her)
01:52:58
Marisa, I like that read a lot as a way to read this more charitably and relatably
Elan (they/he)
01:56:10
One use of לשון רכה in proverbs (only occurrence in tanach, as far as I can see): בְּאֹ֣רֶךְ אַ֭פַּיִם יְפֻתֶּ֣ה קָצִ֑ין וְלָשׁ֥וֹן רַ֝כָּ֗ה תִּשְׁבָּר־גָּֽרֶם. Through forbearance a ruler may be won over; A gentle tongue can break bones.
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:56:37
oh that's a sweet reversal of "sticks and stones"
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:57:33
how do "shniah v'shlishit" interact with "tamid"?
Robin Banerji (he/him)
01:58:53
That's really interesting. Lexi and I interpreted it as you only have to rebuke the person when you see them do it again, a second and third time.
Jamie Schwartz (she/her)
01:59:02
(I just one to say that most of this is not something rambam made up himself. it's from a different gemara. it's interesting to see what he adds to it)
Marisa Harford (she/her)
01:59:46
Baba Metzia 31a
Lauren Tuchman
02:02:42
To Jamie's point, there are now editions of the Mishnah Torah that cite all of the prior texts Rambam is drawing from, particularly the Gemara.
Zissel (they/them)
02:03:51
This reminds me of how we might approach a conversation with someone whose behavior is physically hurting them, actually coming from a place of love and protecting their dignity by talking one on one, which might have been the case if they took seriously their share in the world to come as consequence of their behavior in this life. Also makes you think about how much changed by the time rambam wrote in belief in afterlife