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Thirteen Midos 01 intro

Here is the first shiur in the new series on the Thirteen Midos through which the Torah is expounded (hermeneutical principles). As you can see from the background we have moved to a new top secret location in Jerusalem.

This is one of Rabbi Triebitz’s best shiurim. He has spent the summer working out the midos, and the evolution and development of the Oral Law.

In this shiur he gives an introduction to why it is important to learn about the midos, and discusses where the midos are found. He then shows the contradictions between Hillel’s 7 midos and Rabbi Yishmael’s 13 midos (and Rabbi Yossi Ha-Gelili’s 32 midos), and explains how they developed and for what purpose.

It is worth learning through Pesachim 66a which is the story of Hillel and Bnei Beseira, which a lot of the shiur is based upon.

You can also have the Toras Cohanim with the commentary of Raavad in front of you if you click on this link: Toras Cohanim

Please contact me if you would like to attend the shiurim in person. They are held in Jerusalem on Mondays from 5:30-6:30. Please e-mail me to find out where the secret location is.

You can watch and download the shiurim below. As always please send any comments, thoughts, ideas or criticisms to admin at

NEW: You can now download a transcription of this shiur as a pdf:

Thirteen Midos Shiur 01 Transcription

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