Machshavah Lab

How to Become Wise: Part 1 (R' Yitzchak Kanpanton on Niddah 70b)

July 28, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 5 Episode 19
Machshavah Lab
How to Become Wise: Part 1 (R' Yitzchak Kanpanton on Niddah 70b)
Show Notes

Tonight (7/28/21 at YBT) we learned the opening sentences of Darchei ha'Talmud - the very first methodology sefer, written by R' Yitzchak Kanpanton (1360 - 1463 CE). Our intent was to gain insight into methodology in general, beginning with the author's explanation of the Gemara's answer to the question: "How does one become wise?"
This week's Torah content has been sponsored by Sol and Chummie Azose, in honor of the upcoming 81st birthday of the Rosh ha'Yeshiva, Rabbi Yisroel Chait, and the 91st birthday of Sol's father, Hazzan Isaac Azose.
תלמוד בבלי – נדה דף ע עמוד ב
ר' יצחק קנפאנטון – דרכי התלמוד סימן א:א
תלמוד בבלי – חגיגה דף ט עמוד ב
Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld – The Evolution of Physics
J. Krishnamurti – Think on These Things, pp. 27-28
Bruce Lee
רמב"ם - פירוש המשניות, הקדמה לפרק חלק
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