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Avrom Bishop

Manchester

I first started attending PBM about 3 months ago when on a Tuesday evening. The style, pace and level of detail that the shiur covered was something I had never experienced before, and for the first time ever, I started learning Gemorra at a level I felt extremely comfortable with, and in a way that encouraged me to want to learn more.

Each session is interactive and thoroughly enjoyable, aimed at encouraging and challenging the group to try to work out for ourselves what the Gemorra is trying to teach. All this is done under the expert help and guidance of a Rov with whom it is an absolute pleasure to learn.

Joining PBM is a life-changer, and I cannot praise the organisation or the style of shiurim highly enough. Missing out on a formal Yeshiva education was a massive mistake – PBM helps to rectify it.”

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Yossi Lipsey

Manchester

PBM is a unique course teaching Gemora skills through a combination of vocabulary, keyword, summary sheets and flow charts and led by outstanding Rebbeim. Whenever I have been to Gemora shiurim in the past I have relied totally on the Maggid Shiur. I have never been in a position before where I can contribute to the understanding of the Gemora. In PBM, right from the start, we learn with a chavruso giving each partner the opportunity to review, learn and explore the Gemora themselves. I look forward to the shiurim so much – PBM has transformed Sunday mornings!
 

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Michael Seitler

Manchester

“I sat through shiurim in high school and had not wanted to learn Gemara after I left. I saw the program advertised and said I would only do the trial to prove to myself that I was right and learning Gemara was not for me. Six months down the line I can confirm I was wrong. The style and energy of this program and specifically our Magid Shiur has given me the feeling of learning and the way we are taught to break down the text and try and work it out for ourselves before coming back as a group and seeing where we understood and misunderstood is very satisfying. The depth is so much more than can be reached by learning through an English translated text. I look forward to Monday nights every week.”

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David Levine

Manchester

“Over the years that I have been learning Gemara I have always been under the impression that I’ve been able to learn at a reasonable level despite little in the way of formal yeshiva education. Attending PBM has made me realise just what the missing fundamentals can mean and have really helped me start to learn independently. The framework and methodology have resonated greatly and have enabled me to look at my learning from new angles; challenging every assumption and showing me how the backwards and forwards fits so elegantly into a pattern.”

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Jeremy Michelson

Manchester

“I am a beginner in Gemara although I have learned Mishna for many years. I am learning a great many skills which have already enriched my Mishna learning. I am beginning to realise that Gemara need not be a closed book to me. It is hard work but thoroughly rewarding.”

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Simon Gingold

Manchester

“I have been attending PBM for nearly 6 months and I am so glad I made the decision to sign up to the programme. The shiurim are interactive and the pace of the shiurim allows for everybody in the group to internalise and utilise the skills necessary for learning Gemara. It’s clear that a tremendous amount of work has gone into preparing the resource material which is proving really useful for independent study between sessions. Kol HaKavod to all the people involved in PBM. Thank you.”

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Colin Frey

London

“ PBM – Probably the Best Beis Midrash in town.Rav said “if you pay for PBM you’ll acquire knowledge”. Rebbi says “you have to pull the knowledge towards you in order to acquire it
If you want to understand Gemara on several levels join PBM. ”

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Gideon Gabriel

London

“ PBM might not stand for Phenomenal Brilliant Masterful… but it should!
This is a course to teach beginners how to learn how to learn gemara. It uses baby steps to get you there. And your hand is held all the way. Before you know it you will find yourself actually understanding gemara… Well done PBM… Roll on next term! ”

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Harold Miller

London

“ I learnt Mishna and Gemorah for years, but it wasn’t until I did the PBM course that I learnt all the structure I had missed. Now I can start to actually decode Gemorah myself without having someone always do it for me. A great course, highly recommended. ”

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Saul Tombuk

London

“ An opportunity to learn something new is exciting, and when it combines both knowledge and new skills – that enhance how you think, act and question, it’s electrifying.
PBM gives one a fantastic opportunity to access the word of Gemara. ”