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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Shabbos 24 – שבת כד

The Gemara questions whether Chanukah or Rosh Chodesh are mentioned in Birchas Hamzon, but both days are certainly mentioned during Tefillah.  However, there seems to be a discrepancy between them; if one omits Rosh Chodesh (Yaaleh veyavo) during Tefillah he need to repeat, but if he omits Chanukah (Al hanissim) he doesn’t – why?

Eruvin 39 – עירובין לט

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara says the halacha of ‘Beitza’ is considered a greater chiddush since it can lead to a Melacha.  But isn’t likewise the issur of separating Teruma also based on a concern that it may lead to fixing a keli – which is a Melacha?

In the case of Terumah, why does he need to add ‘Ein bidevorai kelum’?

Eruvin 39 – עירובין לט

The Gemara says the halacha of ‘Beitza’ is considered a greater chiddush since it can lead to a Melacha.  But isn’t likewise the issur of separating Teruma also based on a concern that it may lead to fixing a keli – which is a Melacha?

In the case of Terumah, why does he need to add ‘Ein bidevorai kelum’?

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Eruvin 40 – עירובין מ

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

How can we prove from the bracha at the sighting of a new pumpkin – which evokes delight, to Rosh Hashanah and Y”K which are not meant as days of joy and happiness?

 

Succah 54 – סוכה נד

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Insights on Today’s Daf

1) According to Rashi, how does on make Havdallah on wine on Yom Kippur?

2) Wedding on Assarah B’teves; chiddush of Tosfos.

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Succah 55

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