Talmud With: Meet the Evil Urgeby Torah Aura Productions Staff (Editor)
Talmud With Training Wheels is not so much a curriculum as a text resource. It is built out of a series of technologies that makes Talmud easier to study and much easier to teach. The text is translated as a script, helping the ancient dialogue to emerge. Every historical layer is present in a different font, so immediately you know if something comes from the Bible, from the time of the Mishnah, if it comes the time of the Gemara, or if it is a medieval commentary. Every speaker in the text is identified with a biography. But most importantly, the translation and notes make the flow of dialogue easy to follow and easy to enter. This is all then wrapped in case studies, texts for hevruta study and explanatory essays.
This discussion starts with a tour of the Temple during the Sukkot celebrations. Out of this festival comes a discussion of the Yetzer ha-Ra, the evil urge. Included with the Talmudic text is a collection of "Hevruta" texts about the Yetzer ha-Ra; Mishkin: Making a Dwelling Place for God by Rabbi Mordecai Finley, and a word about the evil inclination by David Hozel. This volume adds up to a deep understanding of how Judaism understands and recommends resisting temptation.
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