Tevilas Keilim: Clearing The Confusion

The daf yomi cycle finished Mesechta Avodah Zara over Pesach. The end of the mesechta discusses the biblical mitzvah of tevilas keilim. Therefore, it is appropriate to point out...

Feuerman: Shalom Bayis In The Daf

By Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, LCSW-R On daf 80a in Zevachim, we encounter a discussion regarding a mixture of blood from two sacrifices (as the Gemara rules, a mix-up of two...

Dirshu Takes Australia By Storm

By Chaim Gold “The response to the Dirshu siyum in Melbourne has been unprecedented! Several new Daf HaYomi B’Halacha shiurim have been added on top of the four existent shiurim,...

Mevushal or Lo Mevushal: That Is The Question

Daf Yomi By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow A kosher bottle of wine is being sold with a label that states in Hebrew “Lo Mevushal.” However, in English it states “Mevushal” (see accompanying...

‘Draw’ Your Own Conclusion

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Gemara in Avodah Zarah discusses the fact that Rabban Gamliel owned pictures of the moon. The images facilitated the questioning of witnesses who came to...

Difficulty or Blessing? It’s In The Eye of The Beholder

The daughter of the emperor once said to Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya, “You are the epitome of magnificent Torah, but it is stored in an ugly vessel!” Apparently, Rabbi Yehoshua...

Gedolei Yisrael Encourage Dirshu As They Embark On Last Seder In Shas

By Chaim Gold Vienna is where it all started. In 1923, Rav Meir Shapiro proposed the concept of a Daf HaYomi in Vienna. In Elul, 1929, the first siyum haShas...

Real Clear Daf

By Rabbi Shmuel Wise Review of Daf Yomi Concepts from Parashas Vayakhel-Pekudei – Avodah Zara Q: What is the status when prohibited material is merely a contributing factor? A: We learned about...

Draw Your Own Conclusion

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Gemara in Avodah Zarah discusses the fact that Rabban Gamliel owned pictures of the moon. The images facilitated the questioning of witnesses who came to...

Key concepts in Daf Yomi Acharei Mos/Kedoshim – Zevachim

Question: Can “shelo lishma” go from one avodah to another? We discussed this topic at the bottom of 9b and on 10a this week in the daf. We learned that...
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