Category Archives: Texts

Making Gezerot for the Torah

A big question that the Sages raise is 'When is it appropriate to make a gezerah?' These texts explore that issue. Do the Sages trust people? Can people be trusted? How much do we need to protected, or be held accountable for our failings? These texts lend themselves to these questions. This text does appear in...
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Rabban Yochanan leaves Jerusalem

Rabban Yochanan leaves Jerusalem

Talmud Bavli Masechet Gittin 56a-b

תלמוד בבלי מסכת גיטין דף נו עמוד א

אבא סקרא ריש בריוני דירושלים...

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Mishnah Brachot 1:1 with Baraitot

These texts form the core of the text part of the game. The game can be played without these texts, but the game is really an expression of these texts and a way for students to see the opinions come alive. The texts can be introduced at any time, and depending on the skill level...
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Gittin 56a – The famine begins/the story of Martha.

 This text is not in the game but gives useful insight into the impact and severity of the siege.
Talmud Bavli Gittin 56a - The famine begins/the story of Martha.

מרתא בת בייתוס עתירתא דירושלים הויא, שדרתה לשלוחה ואמרה ליה: זיל אייתי לי סמידא. אדאזל איזדבן, אתא אמר לה: סמידא ליכא, חיורתא איכא, אמרה ליה: זיל אייתי לי. אדאזל איזדבן, אתא ואמר לה: חיורתא...

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