Rav Shmuel Shimoni
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Rav Shmuel Shimoni The Obligation of Eating in a Sukka on the First Night of Sukkot Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #00: SOURCES AND INTRO What is the definition of the prohibition in the case of an oath relating to the past and in the case of an oath relating to the future, and what is the relationship between them? What is the issue in dispute between Rabbi Yishmael and Rabbi Akiva? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #01: An oath that I ate or that I did not eat, That I will eat or that I will not eat What is the definition of the prohibition in the case of an oath relating to the past and in the case of an oath relating to the future, and what is the relationship between them? What is the issue in dispute between Rabbi Yishmael and Rabbi Akiva? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni HAKONESS – SHIUR 1 LESSER DEGREE OF PRECAUTION – BAVA KAMA 55B In the first shiur we will deal with the opening passage of chapter Ha-Koness, which discusses the level of precaution that a person must exercise to ensure that his property does not cause damage to others, with respect to the various categories of damage. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Introduction: The Mitzva to Dwell in a Sukka Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #02: The Prohibitions Relating to False Oaths (Part 1) What prohibition is transgressed when one takes a false oath relating to the past or to the future? What is the relationship between the sin-offering and the disagreement between Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Yishmael on the one hand, and lashes and the disagreement between Rav Dimi and Ravin on the other? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni HAKONESS – SHIUR #02: PART I THE FOUR ACTS FOR WHICH THE OFFENDER IS EXEMPT ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF MAN BUT LIABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF HEAVEN – BAVA KAMA 55B What is the meaning of the expression "liability according to dinei shamayim?" Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni HAKONESS – SHIUR 2 (PART II) THE FOUR ACTS FOR WHICH THE OFFENDER IS EXEMPT ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF MAN BUT LIABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF HEAVEN (PART II) – BAVA KAMA 55B In the first part of this shiur we dealt with the general parameters of the law of Rabbi Yehoshua. Now we shall examine separately two of the cases with which he deals. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni He Who is Engaged in a Mitzva is Exempt from other Regligious Duties Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #03: The Prohibitions Relating to False Oaths (Part II) When is a false oath defined as a prohibition that does not involve an action, so that it is not subject to lashes, and when not? What is the Rambam's ruling regarding the issue in dispute between Rav Dimi and Ravin? Is there an understanding that the prohibition of "He shall not break his word" is essentially a prohibition to lie? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Hakoness – Shiur #03: "If Robbers Took it out" – A Robber's Liability For The Damage Caused By The Animal He Stole – Bava Kama 56b From where do we know that a robber is liable for the damage caused by the animal that he stole? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni "You Shall Dwell" - Similar to [Normal] Residence" and the Law of Discomfort (Mitzta'er) Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #04: The Minimum Measure of Eating and Eating Less than this Measure – Introduction Is the measure of "the size of an olive" a quantitative measure or a condition for defining an action as an act of eating? We will examine the positions of Rabbi Shimon, Rabbi Yochanan and Resh Lakish. All this will serve as an introduction to a discussion concerning the dispute between Rabbi Akiva and the Sages relating to the measure that must be eaten in order to impose liability upon a person who took an oath not to eat. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni The Dispute Between Rabbi Eliezer and the Sages Regarding Eating in the Sukka on the First Night of Sukkot and all Seven Days of the Festival Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Hakoness – Shiur #04 A Shomer's Liability For The Damage Caused By The Animal Entrusted To Him – Bava Kama 56b Our first task will be to understand the law of a shomer with respect to damage, and in the next shiur we will try to understand the law governing a shomer who handed over the animal to another shomer. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #05: The Dispute Between Rabbi Akiva and the Sages - One who takes an oath that he will not eat, and he eats less than a Ke-zayit (Part I) The Tannaim disagree about the minimal measure that a person must eat in order to incur liability after having taken an oath: "I will not eat." We will try to explain each opinion, the issue in dispute, and the argument that each Tanna puts forward in support of his position. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni The Position of the Sages Regarding Eating in the Sukka on the First Nights of Sukkot and the Rest of the Festival Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Hakoness - Shiur #05: The Law Governing A Shomer Who Handed Over An Animal That Had Been Entrusted To Him To Another Shomer With Respect To Damage Bava Kama 56b In the previous shiur we laid the foundations, examining the law governing a shomer with respect to damage. Today we shall deal with the second level – shomer she-masar le-shomer (the law governing a shomer who hands an animal that has been entrusted to him to another shomer). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #06: The Dispute Between Rabbi Akiva and the Sages - One who takes an oath that he will not eat, and he eats less than a Ke-zayit (Part II) What is the significance of the proposed connection between the views of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Shimon regarding eating less than a ke-zayit? What is the Rambam's ruling on the matter? Is there a prohibition of half a measure regarding an oath? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Hakoness – Shiur #6: One who is minding a lost Article Bava Kama 56b-57B Thus far we have dealt at length with the laws governing a shomer's obligation to watch over the property entrusted to him so that it not cause damage, which we have called the shemira of Bava Kama. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni A Stolen Sukka Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #07: One who takes an oath not to eat, and he ate less than a ke-zayit (Part III) – The Laws of Mefaresh and Berya In this shiur we will continue to explain the opinions among the Rishonim concerning the need for a ke-zayit according to the Sages, and we will deal with the Gemara's discussion of the issue of mefaresh and the comparison to beriya. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Hakoness – Shiur #07: An Animal That Fell Into A Garden Bava Kama 58A We shall deal today with two different topics discussed in the Gemara on p. 58a. The second topic firmly relates to the laws of damage and the precautions that must be taken to prevent it. The first topic removes us slightly from the usual topics of this chapter to a discussion regarding a liability factor mentioned occasionally in our tractate – payment "to the extent of the benefit" [ma she-nehenet]. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni A Stolen Sukka (Part II) Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Shiur #08: A Prohibition Does Not Apply to an Item That is Already Prohibited – Introduction What is the foundation and definition of the rule that a second prohibition does not apply to an item that is already prohibited? What are the exceptions to this rule and what is the logic underlying them? Masekhtot - Iyun

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