Would like to start learning mishnayos tahoros with kehati and bartenura, probably at a rate of 2 mishnayos a day. However I've never learned the seder formally so don't know where to start.

I know kelim is probably the logical starting point, but I think it would be tough to gain momentum through the 30 perakim, so I would rather start with something more manageable, like mikvaos or yadayim.

Is there a good starting point that someone could recommend?


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    The first chapter of keilim is totally unrelated to the next 29. It's just an intro to the whole Seder
    – Double AA
    May 28, 2020 at 20:51
  • You will need a picture book. There are a few about one made by Posen of London which is diagrams another called maros chaim. which is pictures. The siyata dishmayo mishnayos also has.
    – interested
    May 30, 2020 at 23:26
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    Might actually be better, rather than jumping into the mishnayos themselves, to start with something like the Rambam's introduction to Seder Taharos (or the Bartenura's, which is a digest of it), or perhaps the Tiferes Yisroel's. All of them are printed at the beginning of the Yachin U'Boaz / Zecher Chanoch Seder Taharos.
    – Meir
    May 31, 2020 at 20:59
  • If you are specifically looking to do two mishnayot per day, you might consider the Mishna Yomit (which is really 2 mishnayot daily) shiurim, such as from OU Torah ou.org/torah/gemara-series/mishna-yomit Whichever tractate you start with, having someone give a breif shiur can often be helpful. There are a variety of teachers there, so I assume some will be more to your taste than others. Jun 1, 2020 at 15:59

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My Uncle - a world sought-after Taharos posek - recommended that I start with Mesechta Taharos.

  • It's not such a bad suggestion, since that masechta does deal with a lot of the basic concepts of rishon and sheni and so forth. But it's a bit complex for a beginner.
    – Meir
    May 31, 2020 at 20:54
  • This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post; instead, provide answers that don't require clarification from the asker. - From Review
    – mbloch
    Jun 1, 2020 at 3:18
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    @mbloch how does suggesting a starting point not answer 'Is there a good starting point that someone could recommend?'
    – terryg
    Jun 1, 2020 at 21:19
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    As it stands, it reads more like a comment. We don't know you or your uncle, nor do we understand his justification. If you could edit to add his name or his justification, it would be a much better answer. Welcome to the site and hope you will stay learn with us (also note I didn't downvote)
    – mbloch
    Jun 2, 2020 at 3:40

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