About this course:
"Change Your Place-Bless Again?" is one of five inaugural courses offered by Talmid-Chaver as part of the launch of our new website; you can enroll in this course alone or choose to bundle it with the four other inaugural courses. The course primarily covers the question as to whether changing location generates a new obligation to recite a bracha rishona/blessing in advance of your food - and the debate on this matter between Rav Chisdah and Rav Sheshet; the relevant pages are Masechet Pesachim 100b-102a.
This course consists of seven videos, averaging 12 minutes in length each, with multiple choice and vocabulary quizzes after most shiurim
Students enrolled in the course are invited to pose course-related questions to Rabbi Meyers at [email protected], who will make a sincere effort to offer a prompt response students who complete the course are encouraged to email us for the long-answer test offered once a student completes the course work.
PreviewRav, Shmuel and R. Yochanan (19:03)
StartThe Rav Chisdah-Rav Sheshet Debate: An Overview (4:03)
StartThe Rav Chisdah-Rav Sheshet Debate Explained (15:19)
StartA Compelling Refutation of Rav Chisdah? (10:40)
StartRav Nachman Bar Yitzchak to the Rescue (8:45)
StartR. Yochanan Defends His Position (16:54)
StartSugyah Post-Script: For Further Study (11:47)
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