Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 25: Daf 7a - Divine Davening Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 26: Daf 7a - Anger Management (Continued) Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 27: Daf 7a - The evil that men do lives on? Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 28: Daf 7b - Naming and Necessity Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 29: Daf 7b - Slam Evil? Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 30: Daf 7b-8a - Better than Prayin? Alone Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 31: Daf 8a - Double Doors Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 32: Daf 8a-8b - By the Sweat of his Brow Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 33: Daf 9a-9b - The Borrowers Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 34: Daf 9b-10a - Counting Psalms Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 35: Daf 10a - Speaking Words of Wisdom Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 36: Daf 10a-b -The King's Prayer Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 37: Daf 10b - Home Improvements Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 38: Daf 11a-12a - Glory, Glory? Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Lecture 39: Daf 12a-13a - True Brit Ein Ya'akov: The World of Talmudic Aggada
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #01: What is Midrash? Welcome to “Reading Midrash Aggada”! In this class you will gain the tools necessary to study classical midrashic texts on your own. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #02: Vayikra Rabba 1:1 (Part 1 of 2) The literary form that perhaps most defines midrash aggada of the amoraic period (200-500 CE), and Vayikra Rabba in particular, is known as the petichta. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #02: Primary Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lectures 2 & 3 An English translation will follow the Hebrew. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #03: Vayikra Rabba 1:1 (Part 2 of 2) The next section of the petichta advances both agendas, the interpretative and the ideological. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #04: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture #4 Petichta verse. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #04: Vayikra Rabba 1:2 (Part 1 of 2) The second petichta in parasha 1 of Vayikra Rabba opens with a petichta verse from Hosea 14:8. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #05-06: Vayikra Rabba 1:3 – "AKA Moshe Rabbeinu” As we noted in the previous lecture, Vayikra Rabba 1:3 is, in fact, a continuation of the petichta that began in 1:2. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #05: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lectures 5 & 6 I General Statement of Method Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #07: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 7 Vayikra Rabba 1:4 Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #07: One Verse, Three Great Men: Vayikra Rabba 1:4 This section of Vayikra Rabba 1 presents another variation on the petichta form. Reading Midrash

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