Sources of Halacha 01 – Rashi and Yerushalmi

This is the first shiur in a new series of shiurim in which Rabbi Meir Triebitz will trace the halacha from its sources in the Talmud to the p’sak of the contemporary poskim. He will explain methodology of p’sak, rules of p’sak, and the interplay of various sources, and their relative weights. The shiurim begin with the beginning of Shas (Berachos).

In this shiur Rabbi Triebitz begins with the first Mishna and Rashi in Berachos 2a.

This leads to the Yerushalmi and is explained further by the Meiri.

The question being discussed is: Why do we (sometimes) read Shema (and daven Maariv) before dark, when the Mishna clearly states that the earliest time for Shema in the evening is after dark?

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.

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