Today’s Daf Yomi Question:
The Gemara explains why we cannot say ‘borei pri hazayis’ on olive oil since it is man who actually produces the oil from the olive. According to this how do we say ‘hamotzi lechem min haaretz’ on bread, since it is man who actually forms and bakes the bread?
The Gemara (on top of Amud Beis) describes Yiras Shamayim as the ‘gateway’ to Torah. However, from Rav Yanai announcement (following the above Gemara) it would seem that Torah is considered the ‘gateway’ to Yiras Shamayim – is there a contradiction here?