Why Is Maseches Eruvin different? Why are so many people hesitant about learning the Masechta and ultimately drop off the daily Daf?
Well, the primary reason is, the new and sometimes foreign concepts that are introduced are challenging especially when studying at a fast pace. Well designed visuals and most importantly a good Magid Shiur will certainly alleviate some of the confusion.
At All Daf, we felt that besides the amazing daily content provided by our Maggidei Shiur, a unique series titled “Bringing Eruvin to Life” could serve as an introduction and a guide as the learner journeys through the Masechta.
We hired expert Eruv builder Rabbi Micha Shotkin to take us up on his cherry picker and down into the water (almost) to teach us how a community eruv is built. Some very valuable videos with great footage are being produced. Rabbi Chaim Jachter a leading Posek on Eruvin walked us around a community Eruv, showing us all the particulars involved, with sources from the Gemara and latest poskim. Divided into short videos, they should very helpful as one traverses the Masechta. Rabbi Shlomo Francis and Rabbi Yonason Glenner co-authors of The Laws of an Eruv will be introducing the various topics in the Masechta, using a smartboard to bring the concepts discussed in the Gemara’s times to practical application.
And as always, Rabbi Chaim Shmuel Friedman has shared with us a detailed introduction to the masechta with his well known Daf HaChaim style clarity and visuals.