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...

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...

Harav Chaim Kanievsky Becomes Nasi of Shas Yiden

At a celebration at his home two weeks ago, Maran Hagaon Hagadol Harav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit”a, accepted the opportunity to serve as the nasi of Reshet Hakollelim – Shas Yiden (the...

Daf Yomi Highlights: Invaluable Reward

A few years ago, a Jewish individual put his portion of Olam Ha’ba, the World to Come, up for auction on eBay. The bidding started in the morning at...

Real Clear Daf: Key Concepts for Parashas Vayechi – Chullin

Can the shechitah incision be made in the lower rings of the trachea? We discussed this question on last Shabbos’s daf (18a). The Mishnah there presents the opinions of the...

This Week’s Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Nitzavim/Menachos

Question: Does nullification apply to a mixture of similar items? Answer: The daf of last Shabbos gave us the opportunity to review the Mishnah in Zevachim that discusses this question....

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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