Rambam Bekius

Refining Our Understanding of Silence AND All of Hilchos Deios (Hilchos Deios 2:4)

May 13, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss
Rambam Bekius
Refining Our Understanding of Silence AND All of Hilchos Deios (Hilchos Deios 2:4)
Show Notes

This afternoon (5/13/21 at YBT) in our Rambam Bekius chavurah we INTENDED to finish the next two paragraphs about silence. We began, as usual, by reviewing what we did last time. I even recorded a 60-second recap yesterday to make sure that we'd review efficiently. What ended up happening instead? Basically, we ended up tackling a bunch of fundamental questions that we had raised earlier, and - using silence as our test-case - we refined and overhauled our understanding of the whole system of Hilchos Deios. You can plan how shiur is going to go, but ultimately, the learning will take you wherever it wants. I'm happy with how things turned out, and I think the other guys are as well.
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר המדע, הלכות דעות ב:ד
רמב"ם - ספר המצוות, השורש התשיעי
Bekius Disclaimer:
Note that this is a bekius chavurah - as opposed to an iyun shiur. Each session consists of us reading through the Rambam's writings together without much preparation on my part, and without going into depth by consulting commentaries or primary sources. For all these reasons, there are bound to be inaccuracies, errors, and other types of shortcomings which would not be acceptable in a prepared shiur, but are quite typical of a bekius chavurah. Please bear this in mind, and know what you're signing up for when you listen!
If you have questions, comments, or feedback, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.
Rambam Resources:
- Mechon Mamre: the most accurate complete edition of the Mishneh Torah available online for free
- AlHaTorah: excellent site overall, and reliable for the first three books of the Mishneh Torah, as well as the Shelat edition of the Rambam's commentary on the Mishnah and other works of the Rambam
- Daat: features many of the Rambam's writings, including Qafih's translation of the Moreh ha'Nevuchim, complete with footnotes
- Explanatory Essays on The Guide for the Perplexed
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rabbischneeweiss
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rabbischneeweiss
Blog: https://kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rmschneeweiss
"The Mishlei Podcast": https://mishlei.buzzsprout.com
"The Stoic Jew" Podcast: https://thestoicjew.buzzsprout.com
"Rambam Bekius" Podcast: https://rambambekius.buzzsprout.com
"Machshavah Lab" Podcast: https://machshavahlab.buzzsprout.com 
"The Tefilah Podcast": https://tefilah.buzzsprout.com
Our Yeshiva: https://www.yeshivabneitorah.org/
Our Women's Program: https://www.lomdeha.org/