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Taanit 22 – Shabbat December 4

By Michelle Cohen Farber | December 4, 2021 | ל׳ בכסלו תשפ״ב

This is the daf for Shabbat. For Friday’s daf, click here. Abaye is jealous of Abba the bloodletter and sends messengers to test him and…

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Taanit 21

By Michelle Cohen Farber | December 3, 2021 | כ״ט בכסלו תשפ״ב

Rabbi Yochanan and Ilfa struggled with trying to learn in the Beit Midrash and also make a living. Ilfa chose to leave the Beit Midrash…

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Taanit 20

By Michelle Cohen Farber | December 2, 2021 | כ״ח בכסלו תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Deborah Aschheim Weiss in loving memory of Sara Yehudit Sharf (Sara Yehudit bat Sarah Imanu) on the Shloshim. “You inspired…

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Taanit 19

By Michelle Cohen Farber | December 1, 2021 | כ״ז בכסלו תשפ״ב

If a calamity befalls a city or rain doesn’t fall, does the nearby city also need to fast and blow the shofar? On what does…

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Taanit 18

By Michelle Cohen Farber | November 30, 2021 | כ״ו בכסלו תשפ״ב

A number of aspects regarding the days mentioned in Megillat Taanit in the month of Nissan need clarification. Why is there an overlap of days?…

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Taanit 17

By Michelle Cohen Farber | November 29, 2021 | כ״ה בכסלו תשפ״ב

This week’s daf is sponsored by Rivka and Martin Himmel for the week of Chanuka.  Today’s daf is sponsored by Carol Robinson and Arthur Gould…

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Taanit 16

By Michelle Cohen Farber | November 28, 2021 | כ״ד בכסלו תשפ״ב

Why is the Ark taken out to the streets? Several answers are given. Why are ashes placed on the heads of the leaders and on…

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Taanit 15 – Shabbat November 27

By Michelle Cohen Farber | November 27, 2021 | כ״ג בכסלו תשפ״ב

This is the daf for Shabbat. For Friday’s daf, click here. How do the prayers work during the last set of fasts? The Ark is…

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Taanit 14

By Michelle Cohen Farber | November 26, 2021 | כ״ב בכסלו תשפ״ב

The question against Rav Yitzchak’s opinion regarding an individual who says the ‘aneinu‘ prayer adds it in the blessing of ‘shomea tefilla‘ is resolved. Do…

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Taanit 13

By Michelle Cohen Farber | November 25, 2021 | כ״א בכסלו תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Bill and Shira Futornick in loving memory of their grandmother and great-grandmother Ruth, Rivka Rachel bat Chaim Tzvi z”l, on…

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