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One interesting example saying directly and explicitly that earlier authorities where wrong is in regards to Rambam's opinion that a woman's seven niddah days and eleven zavah days strictly alternate and various other aspects of his approach to niddah and zavah. The Chatam Sofer writes in regards to this: אי-אפשר לעשות להרמב"ם אפילו סניף בעלמה כי שיטתו ...


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In meged givas olam Rabbi Shurkin quotes reb Moshe Feinstein as saying never record a shiur! Learn HOW to listen to a shiur by listening to it live. Whatever you get, you get, and by the next days shiur hopefully your skills to listen to a shiur will have improved and you will grasp more. And so on each day. But to answer your question, it all depends on ...


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I'm unaware of specific halachic rulings or teshuvot regarding this, so this is my observation. About thirty years ago, when I was in high school, my freshman rebbe would absolutely forbid recording him, and occasionally confiscated anyone bringing a recorder into the shiur. I will explain his thinking, later. I can't say what was done at adult shiurim, as ...


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I had a daf yomi chavrusa that I no longer wanted to learn with, so I told him I was no longer interested in learning the daf, and I stopped. B.H. there are many other thing to learn. One time I was learning with someone much older than myself who was admittedly argumentative and had trouble keeping a chavrusa and there was no polite way to dance around ...


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In some prominent Yeshivas there is a thing that you can send a Shliach who tell your Chavrusa that for whatever reason your Chavrusa can not learn with you any longer.


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Definitely a good idea to lay the blame on yourself and not on him as others have been saying as this will always be most comfortable for the other person. I think you could also say that you need a chizzuk and you feel that by trying a new chavrusa it will revive you and be mechazek your learning. Starting something new often gives someone a boost so he may ...


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I think every situation is different depending on the nature of the friendship between the chavrusas and how sensitive the person is. But I will tell you some things that I have seen done: I had a friend breaking up with a very sensitive chavrusa. He (my friend) happens to be a very funny guy. One day, with as much obviously fake pomp as he could muster, ...


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What has worked for me is telling the Chavrusa that my schedule changed and I am unable to continue learning at this time, thereby blaming me and not him, so it does not get personal.


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Maran Rav Ovadia was always upset that people wrote in Seforim that the Rishonim are wrong. What you should do? You should work hard to explain where the Rishon is coming from! He did however Pasken with chosing whichever Rishon is more accepted. Regarding Achronim see introduction to Eigeret Leben Torah by Rav Yitzcak Yosef it saids there that בעצם there ...


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Reb Meir Stern gives a weekly Rambam shiur. During Elul Zman he learns the Rambam on Teshuvah.


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I haven't looked at the g'mara except as you've quoted it, but in that quotation it says "לסוף יתיב באימתא", "at the end he would sit in reverence" (emphasis supplied), which seems to fit right in to the g'mara's second answer: he would first say something funny and then sit in reverence.


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Reading The Gemara is written in a mixture of Hebrew and Aramaic. Rashi and Tosafot use a mixture of Hebrew and Aramaic. To learn Gemara independently, the student must reach the level where the commentaries, starting with Rashi, start to anticipate the difficulty of understanding the words. This does not always happen, but in general the Gemara is not ...


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Ohr Same'ach Two other sites that I know are good are Torah Tots and OU's NCSY site. I have trouble locating these sites, now, but if you Google, you should locate these, as well as numerous other sites. You may also want to check various shul and yeshiva web sites. Many yeshivot & kolelim post parsha questions on their web site. Yeshivot ketanot ...


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Try Mishnayos Yoma. These mishnayos discuss the Temple Service for the day of Yom Kippur, and are traditionally printed in Yom Kippur machzorim (prayer books) after Maariv prayers of the night of Yom Kippur. I would also recommend spending some time looking at the prayers for the next day -- they are long and unfamiliar, and reading them with an English ...


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A person who basicaly keeps the mitzvos and has an honest job, but doesn't learn Torah, is called an Am Ha'aretz, see Pirkei Avos ch 2 mishna 6 an am ha'aretz can not be a chasid, someone who goes beyond the call of duty. This is contrasted there by a boor, someone who does nothing at all, upon whim it says will never fear sin. There are many ideas in ...


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At the Shabbos Shuvah Drasha, my rov pointed out that the main requirement is "ameilus" (usually translated as "effort") rather than accomplishment. Some people put in an hour and it would be accounted as "doing more" than other people who spend an entire day at learning. When a person puts in the time that he can and works at it, he gets the schar of that ...



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