Difficulty or Blessing? It’s In The Eye of The Beholder

The daughter of the emperor once said to Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya, “You are the epitome of magnificent Torah, but it is stored in an ugly vessel!” Apparently, Rabbi Yehoshua...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Concepts for Parashas Vaeira – Chullin

Question: Can we combine two rulings that are based on different reasons? Answer: It is no easy task to formulate a final ruling on so many issues that are dealt with...

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,...

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...

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...

Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Matos-Masei – Zevachim

Question: What happens to the bones of a Korban Olah? Answer: We discussed this question in the daf this week on 85b–86a. The Mishnah on 85b rules that the bones of...

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: 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 Key Concepts: Parashas Re’eh – Zevachim

Question: Is the sin of bringing a premature offering punishable by lashes? Answer: This issue came up in the Daf this week on 114. The anonymous first opinion in our Mishnah rules...

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...
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