Over 90,000 Jews Celebrate Siyum HaShas Together in New Jersey

(JTA) — Over 90,000 mostly Orthodox Jews gathered under heavy security at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to celebrate Siyum HaShas, the completion of the study of the entire...

Lighting The Menorah

In the stores these days, there are myriad varieties of candles and oils to use for Chanukah lights. However, it is clear that the choicest way to fulfill the...

Chametz for Sale

There is a well-known and widely used technique to free oneself from violating the prohibition of owning chametz on Pesach — selling one’s chametz to a gentile. Famously, the Vilna...

Inwood Celebrates Second Annual Siyum HaShas

On June 13, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, the Inwood community held its second annual siyum haShas. The siyum is a project which promotes achdus, as the entire community joins together...

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...

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...

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...

Daf Yomi: Attitude Of Gratitude

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow One makes a berachah of Shehecheyanu on a mitzvah that comes at a specific time of the year. We recite the berachah of Shehecheyanu on every...

Review of Tazria – Zevachim Daf Yomi Concepts

  Question: What is the status of nonspecific intention? Answer: Welcome to the last major order of Talmud Bavli, Seder Kodshim, which contains the laws of sacrifices. This week, we began...

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...
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(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

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