Real Clear Daf: Parashas Ki Seitzei – Menachos

Question: Is haktarah (burning of the kemitzah) effective if some of the flour went missing? Answer: This issue came up on Wednesday’s daf (12a). Normally, the burning of the kemitzah portion serves...

Lots Of Land: Daf 119b in Zevachim

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow On daf 119b in Zevachim, the Gemara discusses the words “nachalah” and “menuchah” in the verse “For you have not yet come to the resting place...

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...

Daf Yomi Key Concepts for Parashas Devarim – Zevachim

Question: How powerful are thoughts in the laws of tumah? Answer: We explored this issue in the daf this week on 93b–94a. One big topic of this chapter is the...

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 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...

Daf Yomi Highlights: Something In The Air

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The following was inspired by a true question posed to the Beis Shlomo. Boruch went to the daf yomi shiur and learned Zevachim 87b. The Gemara questions...

Feuerman: Shalom Bayis In The Daf

By Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, LCSW-R On daf 80a in Zevachim, we encounter a discussion regarding a mixture of blood from two sacrifices (as the Gemara rules, a mix-up of two...

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: 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...
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