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...

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...

This Week’s Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Vayeira – Menachos

Question: What is the berachah on cooked bread? A. We learned about this on Wednesday’s daf (75b) this week. Rav Yosef there issues a ruling on “chavitzah.” Rashi interprets chavitzah to...

Daf Yomi Highlights: Invaluable Reward

A few years ago, a Jewish individual put his portion of Olam Ha’ba, the World to Come, up for auction on eBay. The bidding started in the morning at...

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 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...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts for Ha’azinu – Menachos

Question: Must tzitzis start out as valid? Answer: The daf that fell out on Yom Kippur discussed this issue. Rav Huna rules that if someone put tzitzis on a three-cornered garment...

This Week’s Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Nitzavim/Menachos

Question: Does nullification apply to a mixture of similar items? Answer: The daf of last Shabbos gave us the opportunity to review the Mishnah in Zevachim that discusses this question....

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 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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