3 Weeks/Tisha B’Av

Siyum Tractate Horiyos

A siyum in honor of 15 Av.

Tractate Horyos, one of the shortest tractates in the Talmud, discusses the laws governing the various sacrifices brought by people who accidentally transgressed certain Torah prohibitions. The tractate begins with the laws of a High Court that issued an erroneous ruling permitting that which is really forbidden (hence the name Horyos, "rulings").

It concludes with a discussion of the relative advantages of two approaches to Torah study referred to as "Sinai" and "Oker Harim."

In honor of 20 Av, the yahrzeit of the Rebbe's father, we look at a letter in which the Rebbe's father explains the difference between these two approaches.

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