Brachos 36 – ברכות לו

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 Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

We learn that one is required to makes a bracha on barley flour – although it can be harmful – since he derives pleasure from it.  How does this concur with the earlier Gemara that we do not make a bracha on olive oil since it is harmful?

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Eruvin 28 – עירובין כח

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Rebbi Yochanan explains that since you can sweeten (almonds) over fire they are suitable for Maaser.  Since the same rationale can apply to ‘Kafniyos’ (unripe dates) why does Rebbi Yehuda exempt them from Maaser?