Purim: Much More Than a Laughing Matter

A Three Mini-Course Package from Masechet Megilah

What seems to be a straightforward halachic practice is unveiled in all of its complexity! (Megilah 2b)
  • Five video shiurim
  • Downloadable source sheets and flow-charts
  • Multiple-Choice Review Quizzes
  • Quizlet Vocabulary Reviews

What is the source for Parshat Zachor? Is it a mitzvah to simply remember the story, tell it to our children, or read it publicly? Trace the mitzvah from its basis in Chumash, Mishnayot and Baraitot, through to the Gemara, Halacha, and select commentaries.
  • Four video shiurim
  • Downloadable source sheets
  • Multiple-Choice Review Quizzes

Kohanim, Levi'im and Yisraelim all drop what they're doing to go hear the Reading of Megilat Esther. This sugyah delves into the question of priorities when two mitzvot compete for your attention. (Megilah 3a-3b)
  • Six video shiurim
  • Downloadable source sheets and flow-charts
  • Multiple-Choice Review Quizzes
  • Quizlet Vocabulary Reviews


Frequently Asked Questions

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!
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.

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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