February 8, 2016 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #617198
A question for the men out there( I’m aware some women learn as well, but I feel it is sufficiently normative to address this to men)
What do you learn when you learn Torah? I’m aware there are many Shittos (and cute stories about learning Mussar) about how we should spend our learning time but I’m interested in peoples take on this.
I would have guessed that I spend half my time learning Gemoro (Rashi and Tosfos) and half on other things (mainly parsha and machshovo) but I’ve just added it all up and apparently I spend 2/3 of my time on the latter! Quite surprised actually.
Anyway, what about you?February 8, 2016 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #1139102theprof1Participant
I learn an hour Daf Yomi before shachris. After breakfast I learn the parsha in a sefer called Chok L’Yisroel. This has the parsha by each day. Then there are portions to learn from the haftorah, from Kesuvim, mishna, gemorah, zohar, rambam, mussar. That’s about an hour or so. Later I learn a chasidish sefer. And then again gemorah. Altogether about 4 hours a day.February 8, 2016 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #1139103Neville ChaimBerlinParticipant
Kol hakavod, theprof1. May I ask what Chasidish sefer?
I personally put emphasis on practical halachah and Gemorra. The effort I put into studying parsha could certainly use some work. I also learn a very small amount (~1 or 2 minutes) of Chasidus before bed.February 9, 2016 4:46 am at 4:46 am #1139104147Participant
If you don’t know what to learn, come up to the YU book-sale:- There simply won’t be any shortage of good ideas for what to procure and learn.February 9, 2016 6:50 am at 6:50 am #1139105
i learn 8 hours a day halacha and around 1 hour gemara and hour an hour mussar, around friday shabbos i do some chumash and anything else that i want. i do not learn chassidusFebruary 9, 2016 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm #1139106
yourfriend – 8 hours a day halocho? What do you mean? Do you mean the Sugya through from Shas to Poskim?February 9, 2016 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm #1139107dovrosenbaumParticipant
I’m maavir sedrah, and in addition to Rashi, learn Ramban or another mefaresh. I also started Daf Yomi with Gittin this time around, and try to learn Gemara and Rashi daily. I also learn Mishna Berura/Kitzur, and Hilchos Shabbos.February 10, 2016 1:12 am at 1:12 am #1139108homerMember
MUSARFebruary 10, 2016 7:06 am at 7:06 am #1139109Sam2Participant
When I have time to learn, I generally work on Gemaras with Rashi and Tosfos.February 10, 2016 7:46 am at 7:46 am #1139110
a questioning jew- yes. all the way through. gemara rishonim achronim poskim until lamaaseh. maybe that is why i spend 8 hours on it?February 10, 2016 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1139111
Your Friend – I’m sure it is. Wow, you’re fortunate to learn so much.
Homer – shush… don’t shout it so loudly… you know the Novardok joke….February 10, 2016 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #1139112
thank you. if you don’t mind, i would like to add that in my humble opinion, each person on their level, should try to learn some time, without any distractions, family, phones, etc.. so he can be 100% there. it maybe not within everyone”s reach, but for they who can, it is really worth it.February 10, 2016 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #1139113thebestofthebestMember
the gemara in kidushin says that a person should spend a 1/3 of his time (machlokes rashi and tosfos if this means each day or each week should be split into 3) for mikra, a 1/3 mishna and a 1/3 halacha.February 11, 2016 2:16 am at 2:16 am #1139114Mashiach AgentMember
I thought it’s supposed to be 1/3 coffeeroom 1/3 news and 1/3 videosFebruary 14, 2016 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #1139115
i think you would do well to see the shulchan aruch in y.d. 246.4. where we see when the gemara that speaks about the thirds, apply and when not, and esspecially the rama that brings the opinion that the gemara includes all the categories, and see the shach also about the priorites in what to learnFebruary 16, 2016 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1139116pcozMember
Torah.February 22, 2016 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #1139117mik5Participant
I learn halacha (esp. hilchos Shabbos, but also other areas of practical halacha). I also learn Tanya on a daily basis.February 22, 2016 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm #1139118Bubba21Participant
i personally do torah and madda. about 6,5 hours of torah a day and about 3 hours of madda a dayFebruary 22, 2016 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #1139119YUmachurMember
Really Madda is Torah because your learning about H'”kbh many creations and the complexity of His creations with that said. I learn 8 hours of torah a day and 7 hours of maada, which equals 15 hours of torah a day.February 25, 2016 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #1139120skripkaParticipant
men never learn 🙂February 26, 2016 4:58 am at 4:58 am #1139121It is Time for TruthParticipant
If /when one wishes to, they’re abl to rationalize anythingFebruary 26, 2016 5:06 am at 5:06 am #1139122It is Time for TruthParticipant
As long it is valued as a “handmaiden”
Always you ought to ask yourself -honestly-
What is your real goals?February 26, 2016 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #1139123
It is time for truth – while I come from the same beis hamedrash as you do, you must realise others come from a different viewpoint – no?February 28, 2016 3:30 am at 3:30 am #1139124ExcellenceParticipant
Pnimius TorahFebruary 28, 2016 5:35 am at 5:35 am #1139125The QueenParticipant
Excellence, you left out chassidus.February 28, 2016 6:21 am at 6:21 am #1139126ExcellenceParticipant
Thank for reminding me. I have an eng translation of the Alter Rebbe’s Torah Or, Noam Elemelech, and some discourses of the Rimanov Rebbe I read from time to time.
I’m trying to complete the Tanya for the first time. Almost done…
Oh! I am a big fan of the Shem MiShmuel – original chiddushei Torah. Cutting edge.
And I am delving into the Ben Ish Chai – halacha and derasha. His gematria style alone is brilliant.February 28, 2016 6:49 am at 6:49 am #1139127The QueenParticipant
Hope you don’t mind me saying, the Ben ish chai was a Sefardi Chacham from Iraq so his Torah probably wouldn’t be called chassidus.February 28, 2016 7:02 am at 7:02 am #1139128popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Nistar. I can’t tell you.February 28, 2016 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #1139129☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
No, popa, learning daf yomi two months behind doesn’t qualify as nistar.
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