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1.       Active concepts

a.       There are rules that the Gemara sometimes uses.

b.      E.g. טעם כעיקר, משגיחים לבת קול, לבוד

2.       מדרש tools

a.       Tools and rules that are implemented to study פסוקים

b.      E.g. בנין אב, קל וחומר, היקש

3.       תורה concepts

a.       Individual concepts concretized by the תורה

b.      E.g. תרומה ומעשר, קידושין, סוכה

c.       Organize through כלל and פרט, e.g. קידושין…..על תנאי/באחות אישתו/לאחר ל יום

שקלא וטריא:

1.       Patterns

a.       Identify patterns, like הא והא

b.      Keyword vocabulary

2.       Threading

a.       Identify structure

b.      Creating outlines

c.       Which step holds by what and when

3.       Using comparisons

a.       Identifying comparisons

b.      Breaking comparisons

4.       בעל פה


1.       Vocabulary

a.       Word library

b.      Identify phrases

2.       Reading naturally

a.       Word pronunciation

b.      Inflecting with the voice

3.       Decoding

a.       Applying vocabulary to string of words

b.      Decoding that string into a coherent sentence

c.       Using creativity to learn study that sentence

4.       חזרה

a.       Force forget later stages of sugya

b.      Quick read with comprehension (advanced)

5.       רש''י

a.       Reading/script

b.      Identify phrases

c.       String phrases together

d.      Identify purpose of each phrase

e.      Identify חידושים

6.       תוספות

a.       See רש''י

b.      Identify missing info

c.       Identify חידושים

7.       הלכה

8.       Honest questioning


Gemara lessons in Ohr Moshe are designed to help boys experience Gemara as a stimulating and relevant part of their lives. In a world where Gemara study is the cornerstone of Jewish learning and culture, students are engaged to advance in concrete learning skills, are taught by passionate, exciting, and understanding Rabbis, and are given opportunities to create their own relationship with learning through creative, innovative, and effective means.

The mesechtas chosen for study are those that will connect to their lives both directly and as a springboard for engaging classroom discussions.


In class, boys are encouraged to consider all opinions, including their own, in order to help them develop life skills for both learning and living.


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