Real Clear Daf: Can Prohibited Items Nullify Other Prohibited Items?

  We discussed this question in the daf this week on 78a–79a. On 78a, Reish Lakish rules on a case where someone munches on three olive-sized pieces of different prohibited...

Review of Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Balak/Zevachim

Can we permit an item of questionable status based on a double doubt? We discussed this question on 74a in the daf this week. The major topic of our current...

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...

Review of Daf Yomi Concepts for Parashas Chukas – Zevachim

Question: Is it possible to transform a bird Olah into a Chatas? Answer: We explored this intriguing question on 67b–68a in the daf this week. The possibility for such a unique...

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...

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...

Real Clear Daf: Beraisa by Zeiri

A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Parashas Beha’aloscha  – Zevachim) What appears redundant in the Torah’s discussion of a tamei person eating sacred food? We explored...

Daf Yomi Insights: Sacrificial Service

This week, daf yomi participants are beginning the perek of Gemara titled Eizeh Mekoman (Zevachim 47a), which starts out discussing the proper place for various sacrifices to be brought....

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...

Real Clear Daf: Review of Key Concepts from Parashas Bamidbar – Zevachim

Question:  What if a metzora’s eighth day falls out on erev Pesach? Answer: We discussed this case on 32b this week. The Gemara there begins with the opinion of Reish Lakish as...

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