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...

Daf Yomi: A Burning Question

When Chanukah time comes around, I am always reminded of the Beis Yosef’s famous question: Why did the Sages institute eight days of Chanukah to commemorate the miracle that...

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: Can Women Lean In?

A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Parashas Vayeitzei – Menachos) Can agents, women, or friends perform semichah on a sacrifice? We discussed these issues...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Real Clear Daf: Behar-Bechukosai, Zevachim

What is the status of a korban that was brought by a tamei person? We discussed this on 22a–22b this week. Our Mishnah states that if a tamei person performs...

Daf Yomi: Toil For Torah

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Avimi was Rav Chisda’s rebbe. Or was it the other way around? As presented in the Gemara, it is difficult to determine who was the rebbe...

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