Mishnah: Berakhot Chapter 1
Read, translate, and explain the Mishnah's rules on saying the Shema.
The first chapter of Berakhot is one of the most often studied chapters in school for a good reason: it's super practical. It discusses the rules on saying the Shema, the most basic declaration of Jewish faith.
Join Jeffrey as he reads, translates, and explains this chapter of Mishnah. When finished, you'll have the skills to read, translate, and explain this chapter.
Beginner/Intermediate. This course is ideal for a person who knows the basics of reading Hebrew but is new to the study of Mishnah or needs help with basic reading, translating, and comprehending. You can read how we define skill levels here.
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Founder of Talmid. I started Talmid after years of working with students, my kids, and people who returned to Judaism. You can read The Talmid Story here.
I am a graduate of Ner Israel and Johns Hopkins University. Professionally, I taught Judaic Studies for six year at the Seattle Hebrew Academy, and now I have over a decade of working as an instructional designer and writer for technology companies.
I translated In You I Trust: Verses, Teachings, and Prayers of Jewish Tradition to Comfort and Inspire and organized Girsah Deyankutah on: Tractate Shabbat, Mishnah, available as a free download.
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