Burglar in the House
How does the Torah expect a homeowner to act in the event of a home invasion?
About this course:
How does the Torah expect a homeowner to act in the event of a home invasion? Can we use lethal force against the intruder even if we don't know his intentions? Does it make a difference who the intruder is? Talmid-Chaver's new course, "Burglar in the House" traces the development of this halacha from the verses in Parshat Mishpatim through the Mishna and Gemara Sanhedrin 72a-b.
Challenging on both a structural and conceptual level, "Burglar in the House" features eight downloadable video shiurim and source sheets, along with multiple-choice review quizzes and Gemara vocabulary reviews after most of the shiurim.
StartPDF's of our sugyah on Hebrewbooks.org
StartThe Mishna of "Haba Bamachteret" (9:59)
StartWhat's the Logic of this Halacha? (6:58)
StartRav's Innovation Pt 1 (17:10)
StartRav's Innovation Pt 2 (7:49)
StartRav's Innovation Part 3 - Rava's Rejection (14:40)
StartRav, then Rava - under fire! (20:46)
StartThe Kli Broke - But When? (12:11)
PreviewFather and Son (10:02)
StartSaving the Intruder (9:59)
Frequently Asked Questions
Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers grew up in a traditional home in Winnipeg, Canada; although he had a solid day school education, his exposure to Gemara began only at the age of 22. Along the way, he encountered seasoned Talmidei-Chachamim whose impressive minds and shiurim often raced ahead of their less experienced students; he understood that there's much to be said for encouraging talmidim to "stretch themselves."
That said, Rav Ron-Ami also benefited from master educators who appreciated the need to make explicit the language, logical structures, and assumptions that Torah scholars have operated with for generations.
Rabbi Meyers has Semicha from Rav Yitzchak Kolitz ZTz"L, Dayan Avraham Kopschitz ZTz"l, and Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Poupko ZTz"L