Pesachim 8 – פסחים ח

Rashi says that giving Tzedaka with personal benefit in mind does not constitute ‘Shelo lishma’.  How can this be considered ‘Lishma’ if there is intent for personal benefit?

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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 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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Eruvin 63 – עירובין סג


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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Why couldn’t Rebbi Eliezer be Mochel on his honor, as the Gemara (Kiddushin 32b) says that a Rebbi has the ability to Mochel on his Kavod?

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Shabbos 56 – שבת נו

Dovid Hamelech was not held accountable for Uriya’s actual death – since he was a mored b’malchus – but rather for his neglect to process his case in Sanhedrin.  But without a verdict from Sanhedrin it would seem that he is considered completely innocent, just as any other capital punishment transgressor who is considered halachically innocent until the Beis Din actually issues a ruling on his guilt (see Tosfos Makkos 5a D”H V’chen, and Gilyon Hashas).