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Beitzah 2

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 2, 2021 | כ״ה באלול תשפ״א

Today’s daf is sponsored anonymously for the yahrzeit of Elazar ben Shimon, R. Elazar son of R. Shimon bar Yochai and Saadia ben Joseph, Rav Saadia Gaon. There are three debates quoted in the first mishna between Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel where Beit Shamai is more lenient. The topics are: an egg that was…

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Beitzah 3

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 3, 2021 | כ״ו באלול תשפ״א

This month’s learning is sponsored by Rabbi Lisa Malik in honor of her daughter, Rivkah Wyner, “who recently made aliyah, and in memory of Rivkah’s namesake, Lisa’s maternal grandmother, Regina Post z”l, a Holocaust survivor from Lubaczow, Poland who lived in Brooklyn, NY during the post-Shoah stage of her life. Babi Gina’s yahrzeit was on…

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Beitzah 4 – Shabbat September 4

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 4, 2021 | כ״ז באלול תשפ״א

This is the daf for Shabbat. For Friday’s daf, click here. In trying to explain the braita regarding a case of doubt with an egg as relating to a doubt relating to an egg that possibly came from a treifa bird, the Gemara concludes that the braita must have been authored by the tana who…

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Beitzah 5

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 5, 2021 | כ״ח באלול תשפ״א

Today’s daf is sponsored anonymously for the yahrzeit of Shaul ben Kish, Shaul Hamelech and Gershon Chaim Alter ben Shaul George Rosenberg, Rhona Plunka’s father. An egg laid on the first day of Rosh Hashanah – is it permitted on the second day? Are two days of Rosh Hashanah one sanctity or two? Rav and…

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Beitzah 6

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 6, 2021 | כ״ט באלול תשפ״א

How would they bury the dead on Yom Tov – what is the difference between the first day and the second? On the first day, by gentiles and the second by Jews. There is a discussion about burial on the second day of Rosh Hashanah – is it like Yom Tov in the Diaspora or…

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Beitzah 7 – First day of Rosh Hashana, September 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 7, 2021 | א׳ בתשרי תשפ״ב

This is the daf for the first day of Rosh Hashana. For Monday’s daf, click here Today’s daf is sponsored by Ellen Werlin and Rachel Geballe in honor of the yartzeit of Jim Dinerstein who was a life long learner who taught his daughters to pursue learning and a sense you can always try a…

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Beitzah 8 – Second Day of Rosh Hashana, September 8

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 8, 2021 | ב׳ בתשרי תשפ״ב

This is the daf for the second day of Rosh Hashana. For the first day of Rosh Hashana, click here For Monday’s daf, click here. The gemara deals with issues relating to covering the blood and laws of muktze of earth and ashes.  

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Beitzah 9

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 9, 2021 | ג׳ בתשרי תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Elimelech and Reena Lebowitz in honor of Zisi Turner Berkowitz on becoming a Yoetzet Halacha. “May all your decisions be strong and with love.” Is it possible to move a ladder from dovecote to dovecote to take out birds to eat on Yom Tov? Beit Shamai forbids and only allows…

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Beitzah 10

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 10, 2021 | ד׳ בתשרי תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Lydia Medwin in memory of her grandmother Helen Bloom. “We never met, but as I carry your name, I like to think that you’d be proud of how I carry our tradition and my new-found love of Talmud as well. I always think of you when I pull out your…

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Beitzah 11 – Shabbat September 11

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 11, 2021 | ה׳ בתשרי תשפ״ב

This is the daf for Shabbat. For Friday’s daf, click here. If one designated birds from one nest and found birds in front of the nest on Yom Tov instead of in the nest, they are forbidden because they may not be the ones he designated. Is it because when there is “majority” and “proximity”,…

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