Real Clear Daf: Can Nullification Apply to a Mixture of Equal Types?

A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Parashas Pekudei – Chullin) This came up this week on Thursday’s daf (100a). The Gemara there discusses a case...

‘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...

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: 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 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: Parashas Noach – Menachos

  Does “על” mean “on” or “next to”? Thursday’s daf (62a) discussed this question as it pertains to how the Shavuos lambs and loaves are waved. The Gemara brings several Tannaim...

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...

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...

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,...

Review of Daf Yomi Key Concepts from Parashas Toldos – Menachos

  Why did the half-log and quarter-log measures need to be service vessels? This question came up on Tuesday’s daf (88b) this week. The chapter we are learning discusses the various...
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