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  1. playtime
    Likes to take himself aback

    What is your favorite Masechta in Shas, and why?

    (sorry women, you'll have to sit out on this one)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. Avos.

    So much good advice and so concise!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. Torah613Torah
    (613)Torah²

    Pirkei Avos (since boys commented on my mouse/insect thread)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. akuperma
    Member

    Based on frequency of publication and the extent it is studied, and the extent it has influenced Hebrew language and Jewish thought, clearly the winner is: Pirkei Avos.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. playtime
    Likes to take himself aback

    In gemara! Not mishnayos.
    What is your favorite Masechta in Talmud Bavli??
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. Torah613Torah
    (613)Torah²

    I liked the Ein Yaakov on Sanhedrin. It was really interesting to read about eschatological times.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. HaLeiVi
    Plays the aeolian harp by air

    The current one. I never had the thought while learning one Masechta that I wish I were rather learning another — at least once I was out of class.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. akuperma
    Member

    Dear "talmud": All masechtas are included in the Talmud, regardless of whether or not a given masechtas has a gemara on it. Perhaps you meant to ask "of those mascechtas with a Babli gemara, which is your favorite?".

    Then you should ask, favorite for which purpose? For example, if you need to learn one fast in order to make a siyum on erev Pesach, ones such as Megillah and Beitsah win.

    However it is clear the Pirkei Avos is without a doubt the most widely studied portion of the Talmud, the one most frequently published and commented on, and the one that has had the most impact.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. playtime
    Likes to take himself aback

    akuperma:
    Technically, you're correct. All masechtos of Mishnayos are included in Talmud Bavli. But colloquially, masechta in talmud bavli could more simmply mean Gemara.

    By favorite, I meant which is most to your liking; which pulls you most.

    Also it is widely accepted that the Amora'im did not have access to Pirkei Avos.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. playtime
    Likes to take himself aback

    torah613613torah:
    Eschatological- good word!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. 147
    -105

    What is your favorite Masechta in Shas, and why?
    Arachin:- It covers a nice array of Topics. This in addition to the fact that the Chofetz Chaim made such a strong impassioned plea for everyone to increase learning in Seder Kodoshim.

    What is your favorite Masechta in Talmud Bavli??
    How about Yerushalmi?????? I have currently learned 2 Massechtos in Yerushalmi, 1 of them being Berochos, and it is awesome.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. sushee
    Joseph

    talmud: Mesechtes Avos has a Gemora, but it was lost.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. Josh31
    Member

    If I had become a lawyer it would have been in real estate law.
    Hence, Baba Basra has a special fascination for me.
    The specific Rebbe, Rav Moshe Heinemann certainly also helped.
    The 5 daughters of Tzlofchad were able to keep his legacy alive and even get his extra portion for being a first born!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. playtime
    Likes to take himself aback

    sushee- "Mesechtes Avos has a Gemora, but it was lost"

    Says who?
    Rav Avigdor Miller was adament that no other Talmud Bavli exist other than the Gemaros we have.

    no wasabi, please.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. jmj613
    Member

    megille. but some others to. psuchim, bruches, buve basre(bifrat the third perek cheskas habatim)etc etc

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. yekke2
    Member

    Kesuvos. You don't realize what they mean when they say "Kesuvos is Shas Kotton" until you've finished it. There are so many Yediyos in Kesuvos (Gemara Rashi Tosfos. If you know the basic Rishonim as well then you're really doing well!)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. benignuman
    The Congenial Na Nach

    Yevamos. First large mesechta I ever finished and knew. It's very challenging, has some great lomdus and is chock full of interesting and odd happenings.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. Veltz Meshugener
    K'shmo kain hu

    Bava Metziah. Only mesechta I had a good rebbi for.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. playtime
    Likes to take himself aback

    It's amazing that a Rebbe can have so much influence on the material.
    I guess it's not just what you learn, but how you learn it.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. Torah613Torah
    (613)Torah²

    talmud, thanks. And what's wrong with saying that a Gemara was lost?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. playtime
    Likes to take himself aback

    torah613613torah: "what's wrong with saying that a Gemara was lost?"

    There have been failed attempts over the centuries of people producing factitious copies of "new found" Gemaros in Talmud Bavli.

    In 'Exalted People', Rabbi Avigdor Miller writes that the Gemaros we have today are the complete set of Bavli, and no additions exist.

    If there are Gedolim that argue with this point, please let me know.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    yevamos

    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. Torah613Torah
    (613)Torah²

    Talmud, that's interesting. Wouldn't it seem logical to state that they were lost, but cannot find them?

    Isn't that what happened with the Zohar?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    Yknow this website is one big de javu

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. golfer
    Club Member

    WIY, deja (already) vu (seen).
    Deja vu.
    You're welcome.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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