Course Description: Meet the Mishnah – Masechet Berachot

Course Name: Meet the Mishnah – Masechet Berachot
Course Teacher: Rabbi Reuven Spolter
Course Details: Mishnah Masechet Berachot Chapters 1 and 2
For Grades: 5-8

The student will learn the following skills during this course: 

  • Text reading and comprehension
  • Basic Mishnah vocabulary and terms
  • Identifying key words to help map out the Mishnah
  • Understanding the structure of the Mishnah
  • Identifying and explaining arguments in the Mishnah
  • Creating a chart to map positions in the Mishnah

The student will learn the following Judaic knowledge

  • The meaning of key phrases and verses in the Shema
  • How to calculate a halachic day
  • The structure of Shacharit and Arvit
  • Halachic concepts including לכתחילה and בדיעבד, העוסק במצוה פטור מן המצוה, מצוות צריכות כוונה

The student will understand:

  • The structure of the chapters of Shema, 
  • Why we recite each chapter of Shema each morning and evening
  • Different categories of blessings (long, short, etc)
  • The nature and significance of כוונה with regard to mitzvot 

Number of lessons: 20

Course Description: For a complete course curriculum, click here

Sample Lesson:

We are excited to present a sample lesson from Mishnah Berachot. You can progress through the lesson to get a sense of how we present and organize Kitah materials. To access the sample lesson click here.

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