Shabbos 17 – שבת יז

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara says the day (when Shamai prevailed over Hillel) was a difficult one just like the day of the Egel.  Since the Gemara relates that they took a head-count and ruled according to the majority present, which is in accordance with the Torah, why are the results negated?

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Shabbos 31- שבת לא

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara (on top of Amud Beis) describes Yiras Shamayim as the ‘gateway’ to Torah.  However, from Rav Yanai announcement (following the above Gemara) it would seem that Torah is considered the ‘gateway’ to Yiras Shamayim – is there a contradiction here?

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Succah 53 – סוכה נג

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Insights on Today’s Daf

1) Angel of Death had no access in town of Luz; an in–depth explanation.

2) Reb Yaakov Kamenetzky and his legend of truth.

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Succah 54

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Beitzah 20 – ביצה כ

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Insights on Today’s Daf

1) Why can’t semicha be done on Yom Tov?

2) Why does the Halacha always follow Bais Hillel?

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Beitzah 21 

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