Berachos 20 – ברכות כ

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara quotes a Mishnah that one who is not obligated to do a mitzvah cannot do so on someone else’s behalf, for instance a katan cannot recite birchas hamazon for a gadol.  According to the view mentioned later that hirhur kedibur (contemplation is equated with actually reciting) why can’t the gadol fulfill his obligation by merely listening to a katan and contemplating his words?

Brachos 51 – ברכות נא

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara says one should not use the second cup of wine for the kos shel bracha since he may incur harm (from the demons) hence it is not a proper fulfillment of the verse ‘hichon likras elokecha’ which requires one to properly prepare when approaching Hashem.  Why does the Gemara need to provide another reason for this prohibition; certainly it is forbidden if it may cause harm?

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Eruvin 79 – עירובין עט

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Why is Muktza considered to be automatically battel if it’s only a temporary inaccessibility for today?

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