Daf Yomi: In Hot Water

  The following is based on a true story. Nathan comes home from his out-of-town dormitory. He loudly declares, “I’m starving!” His mother gently reminds him that he managed for a...

Daf Yomi: How Far Would You Go for Cocoa Bombs?

  Some may know of the latest food craze, hot cocoa bombs. There is something people find comforting about dropping these bombs in hot milk, watching them “explode,” thereby releasing...

Pesachim 16a: Fueling the Flames of Chanukah

  Those who studied the daf this week were forced to challenge their long-rooted understanding of the finer points of the Chanukah miracle. The Gemara in Shabbos tells us that the...

Daf Yomi: Sparking Debate

A nice Chanukah present might be the FlashTorch. It’s billed as the world’s brightest flashlight, sporting 4,100 lumens of power. Interestingly, it comes with a safety switch. Why would...

In 11 Months, OU’s ‘All Daf’ App Logs 40,000 Participants

A record 40,000 participants from more than 130 countries have participated in daf yomi through All Daf, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) innovative free digital app that has made Gemara...

Smachot, Special Guest Make Siyum on Eruvin More Memorable

By Marcy Farrell The wide, expansive lawn on South End Avenue in Woodmere was buzzing with excitement Sunday, November 22, as the Hadran Women of Long Island gathered to make...

Daf Yomi Insights: Building Blocks of Halachah

  A recent weekly periodical dealing with hilchos Shabbos shocked many families. The Hilchos Shabbos Initiative newsletter stated that it is forbidden for adults and chinuch-age children to play with...

Daf Yomi: Seeking a Shady Exemption

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow During this pandemic, many minyanim have taken place outdoors. Some of these ad hoc minyanim don’t have enough chairs, and it can be very enticing to...

Daf Yomi Has Helped Me Cope With Coronavirus

By Rachel Honeyman  via Kveller On March 8, in a bustling and noisy bagel shop in the Five Towns, I stood alongside nearly 30 women to recite a prayer called the Hadran....

August 9 All Daf Siyum at Aish Kodesh

  Join All Daf and Aish Kodesh this Sunday, August 9, at 10 a.m. as they celebrate a siyum on Maseches Shabbos together. Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO, OU Kosher, and...
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