Brachos 30 – ברכות ל

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara teaches that one who cannot discern the direction of Eretz Yisroel, should direct his heart to ‘His Father in heaven’ as it says in the passuk ‘they shall daven to Hashem’.  In the Mishna however it said that in such a circumstance one should ‘direct his heart to the Kodesh Hakadashim’ – is there any contradiction?

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Eruvin 2 – עירובין ב

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Why is there no mention in the Mishna regarding the minimum height of a Kora (ten tefachim – see 3b)?

The Gemara says the Heichal had doors for ‘tznius’ – why wasn’t that achieved by the curtain (that was hanging over the entrance) and how was this achieved by the doors which were apparently open all day (to allow for shechita)?

Eruvin 2 – עירובין ב

Why is there no mention in the Mishna regarding the minimum height of a Kora (ten tefachim – see 3b)?

The Gemara says the Heichal had doors for ‘tznius’ – why wasn’t that achieved by the curtain (that was hanging over the entrance) and how was this achieved by the doors which were apparently open all day (to allow for shechita)?

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Pesachim 2 – פסחים ב


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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

We learn that “Hashem summoned darkness” – does that imply that darkness is more than merely the absence of light?

Dovid Hamelech said to Hashem ‘You turned Olam Hazeh into light for me’ – which Rashi explains as referring to the time of Shlomo Hamelech.  But was Dovid not already then in Olam Habba?

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Pesachim 2 – פסחים ב

We learn that “Hashem summoned darkness” – does that imply that darkness is more than merely the absence of light?

Dovid Hamelech said to Hashem ‘You turned Olam Hazeh into light for me’ – which Rashi explains as referring to the time of Shlomo Hamelech.  But was Dovid not already then in Olam Habba?

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Pesachim 5 – פסחים ה


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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

One may not accept a Chametz-deposit from a Goy, even if the Goy doesn’t reside in the same Chatzer as you.  Since we are speaking where the Chametz is actually in your home (as the passuk indicates) why is the Goy’s place of residence of any relevance?

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Pesachim 5 – פסחים ה

One may not accept a Chametz-deposit from a Goy, even if the Goy doesn’t reside in the same Chatzer as you.  Since we are speaking where the Chametz is actually in your home (as the passuk indicates) why is the Goy’s place of residence of any relevance?

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Taanis 15 – תענית טו

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Sotah 49 – סוטה מט

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Brachos 30 – ברכות ל

The Gemara teaches that one who cannot discern the direction of Eretz Yisroel, should direct his heart to ‘His Father in heaven’ as it says in the passuk ‘they shall daven to Hashem’.  In the Mishna however it said that in such a circumstance one should ‘direct his heart to the Kodesh Hakadashim’ – is there any contradiction?