Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Vayakhel/Chullin

Question: Is the gid ha’nasheh considered a food halachically? A. We dealt with this question on Wednesday’s daf this week (92b). There, Rav made the surprising statement that the main branch...

Real Clear Daf: Key Concepts in Parashas Ki Sisa – Chullin

How does R’ Meir understand the principle of following the majority? The discussion on Thursday’s daf this week (86) provides us with an insight into this question. In the Mishnah,...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Terumah – Chullin

Through what mechanism does an animal fetus become permitted via the mother animal’s shechitah? The Achronim grapple with this question, which can help us understand a core halachah of the...

Real Clear Daf BANNER: Clear Daf A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Parashas Mishpatim – Chullin) Question: Are the kosher-signs just signs or are they reasons? Answer: Rav...

Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the chicken became treifah are not...

Real Clear Daf: How Much Stamina Does A Chazakah Have?

Welcome to Perek Eilu Treifos! Although much of the unique challenge of this chapter is the task of deciphering the numerous anatomical facts that are referred to, we also...

Daf Yomi Insights: Call Me Abba

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow In my yeshiva, one of the chashuvei ha’kollel has the name Abba. I remember asking his children if they called their father “Abba.” The term “Abba”...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Concepts for Parashas Vaeira – Chullin

Question: Can we combine two rulings that are based on different reasons? Answer: It is no easy task to formulate a final ruling on so many issues that are dealt with...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts From Parashas Sh’mos – Chullin

Question. Does food inside of a vessel that is inside of a tamei earthenware vessel become tamei? Answer: We discussed this question on last Shabbos’s daf (25a). The beginning of the...

Daf Yomi Insights: Serpentine Path to Prominence

If you found an object from the 1300s it would be pretty interesting. Still, in Israel, a land full of archeological marvels, 700 years is not a long time. The...
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