Brachos 31 – ברכות לא

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Chana declared ‘I will seclude myself with a stranger in front of my husband’ which will result in my drinking the Sotah water.  How can she allow herself to transgress the prohibition of Yichud?

The Gemara says if one needs to fast on a Shabbos, he should nevertheless atone (for his neglecting Oneg Shabbos) by fasting again… If fasting on Shabbos requires atonement, how can one transgress a prohibition with the intention to atone for it later?

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Brachos 58 – ברכות נח

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

We learn that a bracha is said upon seeing a multitude (600,000) since it contains the full spectrum of minds which equal that number, and is reflected by their dissimilarities in facial features as well.  Since there certainly exist more than 6000,000 people in the world, this apparently denotes that there are duplicates as well, if so why don’t two people ever look alike?

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Shabbos 152 – שבת קנב

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In our Gemara we find Rebbi Chiya who says that (past a certain point – sealing coffin/disintegration of flesh) a Mes is unaware of what is said by people.  How is this compatible with Rebbi Chiya in Brachos (18a) who maintained that any Mes is well aware of events transpiring in this world?

 

Shabbos 152 – שבת קנב

In our Gemara we find Rebbi Chiya who says that (past a certain point – sealing coffin/disintegration of flesh) a Mes is unaware of what is said by people.  How is this compatible with Rebbi Chiya in Brachos (18a) who maintained that any Mes is well aware of events transpiring in this world?

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Shabbos 156 – שבת קנו

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

A person born on Tuesday is prone to wealth and zenus; how is this compatible with the concept of ‘Bechira’ (free will)?

Eruvin 6 – עירובין ו

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

We learn that a Reshus Harabim is an area without walls, similar to the Midbar.  The Gemara in Shabbos (97b) says that the Machane of Levi was a Reshus Harabim; how can an area surrounded by tents be considered a Reshus Harabim?

 

Eruvin 6 – עירובין ו

We learn that a Reshus Harabim is an area without walls, similar to the Midbar.  The Gemara in Shabbos (97b) says that the Machane of Levi was a Reshus Harabim; how can an area surrounded by tents be considered a Reshus Harabim?

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Eruvin 50 – עירובין נ

In the case of the unspecified Eruv under the tree, it works according to Shmuel, since there is but one eruv actually being activated.  But in the case of a double-eruv placement (shetei ruchos) why should any of them work?

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Eruvin 50 – עירובין נ

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

In the case of the unspecified eruv under the tree, it works according to Shmuel, since there is but one eruv actually being activated.  But in the case of a double-eruv placement (shetei ruchos) why should any of them be valid?

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Eruvin 53 – עירובין נג

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Keitzad me’abrin – what is the significance to whether it is spelled with an ‘Alef’ (denoting limbs) or an ‘Ayin’ (expectant woman)?

Rebbi Yehoshua refrained from the salty beans, explaining that he had already eaten.  This (untruth) was permitted to avoid embarrassing his host.  But would she not realize (at some later point when consuming the beans) that he had simply avoided the salty dish?

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Eruvin 53 – עירובין נג

Keitzad me’abrin – what is the significance to whether it is spelled with an ‘Alef’ (denoting limbs) or an ‘Ayin’ (expectant woman)?

Rebbi Yehoshua refrained from the salty beans, explaining that he had already eaten.  This (untruth) was permitted to avoid embarrassing his host.  But would she not realize (at some later point when consuming the beans) that he had simply avoided the salty dish?

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Eruvin 66 – עירובין סו

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Rebbi Yochanan teaches us that just as the Eruv doesn’t require a Perutah, likewise Sechirus has this leniency and can be done with less than a Perutah.  How does this fit with Rebbi Yochanan’s earlier statement (62a) that less than a Perutah has legitimate value by a Goy for all halachos as well?

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Eruvin 74 – עירובין עד

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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara seems to say that one is not allowed to live in the company of a Goy.  Why did the Chachamim allow sechirus which seems to enable living with a Goy?

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Eruvin 84 – עירובין פד


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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara says that even if the pit is completely full, it would be assur since when it is empty it would be too low – why would that be a reason to make it assur now?


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Eruvin 85 – עירובין פה

The Gemara says that a Beis Sha’ar of a Yachid can house the Eruv, although one who resides there does not have to contribute to an Eruv.  Since generally these two concepts go hand in hand, how can we differentiate in this instance?

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Eruvin 85 – עירובין פה


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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

The Gemara says that a Beis Sha’ar of a Yachid can house the Eruv, although one who resides there does not have to contribute to an Eruv.  Since generally these two concepts go hand in hand, how can we differentiate in this instance?

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Eruvin 89 – עירובין פט


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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Rashi (D”H Vachachamim) mentions that according to Rebbi Shimon the only purpose of Eruv Chatzeros (between two yards) is to allow transfer of household goods.  Is this not true according to the Chachamim as well?

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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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Taanis 16 -תענית טז

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1) Seven long berachos; what is the significance of seven?

2) Beautiful insight by the Keren Orah.

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Taanis 17

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Taanis 17 – תענית יז

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A haircut for a Kohen on Shabbos; is it possible?

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Taanis 18

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Taanis 27 – תענית כז

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1) Is reading the pesukim of Korbanos equal to bringing?

2) Learning about other Mitzvos; does that count as actually doing them?

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Taanis 28

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Moed Katan 18 – מועד קטן יח

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Please note the following correction to yesterday’s Shiur:

“תלמיד חכם מנדה לעצמו ומיפר לעצמו” (ten lines from the bottom on amud alef) should be correctly translated as “he can place himself in Niduy, and release himself as well”

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Moed Katan 19

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Yevamos 26 – יבמות כו

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Yevamos 27

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Gittin 6 – גיטין ו

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Gittin 7

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Bava Kamma 3 – בבא קמא ג

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Bava Kamma 4

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Bava Metzia 15 – בבא מציעא טו

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Next day’s Daf Yomi – Bava Metzia 16

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