Are there any seforim that are catered only to help one chazar mesechtos/Shas Bavli? If so, can you please direct me to them.


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One series to aid in review of Bavli is called ‘Shinun HaShas’. I’ve seen it on multiple tractates but don’t know if it’s on the complete Bavli. It’s basically a summary of the gemara’s give-and-take.

Another book, but much older, serving to aid with review, was published in 1555 by R. Ishmael HaCohenSefer HaZikaron’. He summarized the halachic elements of the Bavli, including pertinent views of Rashi and Tosafot. (In his intro. he writes that when he began writing the book he was unaware of R. Jacob b. Asher’s ‘Kitzur Piske Ha’Rosh’, an abridged work of his father’s, which served a similar purpose. Although he describes there why his own book is still beneficial in a few ways. In the beginning of the book he also provides a sort of index of what is discussed in each tractate.)

  • where can i buy this sefer hazikoron
    – Moshe
    Jun 1, 2020 at 2:55
  • @Moshe here
    – Oliver
    Aug 10, 2020 at 1:00

There is חזרת השס. Does as you described, I have a copy handy.

  • How do you view the link? @Dr.Shmuel?
    – Moshe
    Mar 12, 2019 at 22:06
  • Click it? (The link)
    – Dr. Shmuel
    Mar 12, 2019 at 22:12
  • It says it's not available... @Dr.Shmuel
    – Moshe
    Mar 12, 2019 at 22:15
  • @Dr.Shmuel is that sefer on all of shas or is it by masechta?
    – alicht
    Jun 6, 2019 at 8:18
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    Yes, @alicht Oliver's ebay listing is what I was referring to.
    – Dr. Shmuel
    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:54

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