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May 25, 2022 | כ״ד באייר תשפ״ב | TODAY'S DAF: Yevamot 79

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Rabbanit Yael Shimoni

Rabbanit Shimoni has learned at Migdal Oz, Matan, and the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and a BEd in Torah Shebe’al Peh and Jewish Thought from Herzog College. She is currently studying towards an MA in Jewish Thought Education at Herzog College. Rabbanit Shimoni taught gemara and halakha at Pelech High School and served as a ramit for shana bet at Migdal Oz. She directs Meshivat Nefesh, the online responsa program of the rabbaniyot of Beit Hillel. She is also a plastic artist and member of “A Studio of Her Own.

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Gefet 24 – Can You Pay a Shiva Call on a Holiday?

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / February 1, 2022 | ל׳ בשבט תשפ״ב

Last week, we addressed the encounter between mourning and rejoicing. We saw that the festival cancels mourning. Of course, this can lead to difficult situations,…

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Does Joy Overcome Sadness? – Gefet 23

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / January 26, 2022 | כ״ד בשבט תשפ״ב

Does joy override sadness? I don’t think so, and neither does the Gemara… Is mourning a Torah law or a rabbinic decree? The rishonim disagree.…

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Gefet 22 – The Prohibition of Work on Chol Hamoed

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / January 18, 2022 | ט״ז בשבט תשפ״ב

In our first Gefet  for Tractate Moed Katan, we will discuss the topic that concerns most of the first section of the tractate: the definition…

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Censorship – Gefet 21

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / January 5, 2022 | ג׳ בשבט תשפ״ב

 

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Torah in any Language? – Gefet 20

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / December 29, 2021 | כ״ה בטבת תשפ״ב

We are beginning the second perek of Masechet Megillah, perek “הקורא את המגילה”. The mishna opens with a fascinating and important law about reading the…

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Gefet #19 – Can We Bring Korbanot Today?

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / December 22, 2021 | י״ח בטבת תשפ״ב

ב”ה Can We Bring Korbanot Today? In the first perek of mishnayot of Masechet Megillah appears a series of mishnayot, where each mishna compares two…

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The Simcha on Tu B’Av- Gefet #18

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / December 10, 2021 | ו׳ בטבת תשפ״ב

We have reached the ending chord of Masechet Ta’anit. This end has the ability to illuminate the rest of the masechet in a different light.…

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Birkat Cohanim and Teshuva – #Gefet 17

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / December 8, 2021 | ד׳ בטבת תשפ״ב

Masechet Ta’anit is one of the important sources regarding the laws of Birkat Cohanim. One of the important sugiyot is found here, on the seam…

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Blessing and Cursing – #Gefet 16

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / December 2, 2021 | כ״ח בכסלו תשפ״ב

  The mishna that opens the third perek of Masechet Ta’anit describes that as opposed to the gradual process that is described in the first…

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Torah L’Shma: Torah for it’s own Sake- Gefet 15

By Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / November 17, 2021 | י״ג בכסלו תשפ״ב

“Anyone who engages in Torah not for its own sake, his Torah will be an elixir of death for him” How can we deal with…

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