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: 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...

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 Key Concepts Parashas Chayei Sarah – Menachos

How invalid is a sacrifice that became piggul? We learned about this on Sunday’s daf (79a) this week. The topic of the Gemara there is the halachah that, normally, upon...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Vayakhel/Chullin

Question: Is the gid ha’nasheh considered a food halachically? A. We dealt with this question on Wednesday’s daf this week (92b). There, Rav made the surprising statement that the main branch...

Daf Yomi Insights: Wine and Honey

  By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow This article is in the zechus of a refuah sheleimah for Minna Chana bas Sara Feigeh. The Daf (Menachos 58a) discusses the prohibition of mixing honey into...

Dirshu Takes Australia By Storm

By Chaim Gold “The response to the Dirshu siyum in Melbourne has been unprecedented! Several new Daf HaYomi B’Halacha shiurim have been added on top of the four existent shiurim,...

Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the chicken became treifah are not...

Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Ki Savo – Menachos

Question: Does the Tzitz help for an edible portion that became tamei? Answer: We discussed this question on the daf of this past Shabbos, 15a. The Mishnah at the bottom of 14b...

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...
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