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...

Daf Yomi: Ta’anis In Teves

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Now that Chanukah is over, we turn our attention to the somber day of Asarah B’Teves, a community-wide fast. Nevuchadnezar laid siege to Jerusalem on the...

Daf Yomi: Mitzvah Mission

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow R’ Pinchas ben Yair was on his way to fulfill the mitzvah of pidyon shevuyim; he came to the Gina’i River and asked it to split for...

An Offering In Alexandria

A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Parashas Vayeishev – Menachos) Is there any obligation if someone vows to bring a sacrifice in Onias’s temple? ...

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...

Daf: Torah For All

A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Parashas Vayishlach – Menachos) Q. What is the nature of a person’s obligation to study Torah? A. This topic came...

Daf Yomi: Piece Of Cake

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Over 25 years ago, I walked into Angel’s bakery on Rechov Shmuel HaNavi. My friends and I had gathered funds together to purchase a birthday cake...

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: 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...

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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