Purim: Much More Than a Laughing Matter
A Three Mini-Course Package from Masechet Megilah
StartSetting Aside the Avoda in the Mikdash (14:24)
PreviewConcluding words and Flow-Chart Review of our First Shiur (4:39)
StartTosafot: Do the Kohanim Really Set Aside their Avoda? (5:16)
StartIs Talmud Torah of an Individual Something Minor? (17:38)
StartThe Precedence of Burying the Dead over Avoda in the Mikdash (13:55)
StartMet Mitzvah - Kavod HaBriyot (5:50)
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