Grow with Gemara: A Hands-on Guide to Building Better Gemara Skills
This indispensable new guide, developed by seasoned educator and author of Tools for Tosafos, provides an easy-to-follow method for both experienced and beginning learners in understanding the rhythm and reason of Gemara. The author shows how to get a feel for Gemara and recognize the various components of Talmudic discussion: the cut-and-thrust "battle" between the various sources, the simple dialogue, the "round-table discussion." This invaluable handbook can help everyone develop the skill to transform their Gemara learning into a satisfying and challenging experience.
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Excellent book. It really changes the way you learn gemara. Rabbi Perlmutter is a master.
This book is a “must have” for anyone who wants to understand the Gemara better. Veteran yeshiva Professor Rabbi Perlmutter takes the reader through all of the processes involved in learning a section of Gemara – from how to identify source texts and where arguments and rebuttals begin and end, to the differences between Tannaim and Amoraim, this is a toolkit of the highest caliber. The text was easy to understand, and is amply augmented with both footnotes and endnotes, and has multiple appendices that include a helpful glossary, a guide to common terms and expressions, and much more. This would make a great bar mitzvah gift, or for any of us lacking intensive years in yeshivah.