Fasten Your Seatbelts And Prepare For Minchah

  Our Gemara discusses the laws of avodah in the Beis HaMikdash. Avodah performed by kohanim while sitting is invalid (Zevachim 23b). It is viewed as if a non-kohen performed...

Daf Yomi: Many Thanks Or Just One?

My brother-in-law, an avid Mets fan, was once rushed to the hospital on a Friday night. The Yankees were playing in the postseason. In the spirit of a bitter...

Daf Yomi Highlights: Something In The Air

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The following was inspired by a true question posed to the Beis Shlomo. Boruch went to the daf yomi shiur and learned Zevachim 87b. The Gemara questions...

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 Key Concepts Parashas Matos-Masei – Zevachim

Question: What happens to the bones of a Korban Olah? Answer: We discussed this question in the daf this week on 85b–86a. The Mishnah on 85b rules that the bones of...

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...

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...

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...

Real Clear Daf: Review of Parashas Korach, Zevachim Daf Yomi Concepts

  Are there times when we can use a double-hekish in the laws of sacrifices? We explored this question on 57a–57b in the daf this week. The Gemara discusses the time...

Daf Yomi: Getting A Handle On Shul Rules

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow When Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva was located in Forest Hills, the beis midrash was mostly underground. There were windows, but they were located near the ceiling and...

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