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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Do you hope that Talmid-Chaver will replace classical yeshiva study?
Not at all - just the opposite: The goal of Talmid-Chaver is put you on the path towards independence, by offering courses that model the vocabulary, structure and logic of Gemara. Our courses are geared to mainstream you into intermediate then advanced shiurim in Gemara.
Who is this course designed for?
Talmid-Chaver's courses are geared towards students who have basic Hebrew reading and translation skills and some experience in Gemara with Rashi. If you attended a Yeshiva/Yeshiva High School, spent a year at yeshiva in Israel, took a course in Talmud in college, or attend a basic Gemara shiur at your local synagogue or Kollel, Talmid-Chaver may be right for you. This is not a course for those with minimal Hebrew or no exposure to Gemara and Rashi. If you have any follow-up questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks!

Your Instructor


Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers
Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers

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


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