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Megillah

Megillah 4

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 16, 2021 | י״ב בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Catriella Freedman in loving memory of her mother on her 5th yahrzeit – Gerda Stein, Freida bat Fruma. “She died in Eretz Yisrael, the place she firmly believed was her spiritual home. I think of you every day and always hear your encouragement to pursue the intellectual and thoughtful life.” …

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Megillah 5

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 17, 2021 | י״ג בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Naomi and Adam Ferziger in honor of the engagement of their daughter Avital (a former student of Michelle’s) to Sefi Becker. Mazal tov!  Is it necessary to have ten people when reading the Megillah? Does it matter if it is read on time or not? What counts as a big…

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Megillah 6

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 18, 2021 | י״ד בטבת תשפ״ב

Is the city Reket mentioned in Joshua 19:35 referring to Tiberias or is Chamat? Perhaps Rakat is Tzipori? What about Kineret? Rabbi Yochanan and Rava disagree about the identification of these cities. Zeira said that Kitron is Tzipori. However, since Kitron is in Zevulun’s land and Zevulun complained that they were not given good land,…

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Megillah 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 19, 2021 | ט״ו בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Norman Eliaser in honor of his wife, Shira Eliaser, on her birthday! “Happy birthday to Shira  – my wife, favorite chevruta, and favorite teacher!” Today’s daf is sponsored by Becki Goldstein in loving memory of her father Yoel Ben Meir Fromm. “He was a lone Holocaust survivor who although arriving…

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Megillah 8

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 20, 2021 | ט״ז בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Yehudit Cohen in loving memory of Yitzchak Eitan ben Yehudit Shulamit.  The only difference between the one who vows not to benefit from another and one who vows not to benefit from one’s food is walking within the other’s territory and borrowing vessels that are not used for food preparation.…

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Megillah 9

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 21, 2021 | י״ז בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Suri Stern in loving memory of her father Ruby Davis, Harav Reuvain ben Harav Chaim. “He was the first gabbai in the White Shul in Far Rockaway and completed Shas many times over and transmitted his ahvavat habriyot to his family.”  Can holy books be written in any language? According…

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Megillah 10

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 22, 2021 | י״ח בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Cheryl and Avi Savitsky in loving memory of Cheryl’s father, Dr. Steven F. Stein, Shimon Feibush ben Yisrael Yitzchak HaKohen on his 38th yahrzeit.  Today’s daf is also sponsored by Ann Goldhirsch for a refuah shleimah for Sarah Nechah bat Leah. What are the differences and similarities between Shilo and…

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Megillah 11

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 23, 2021 | י״ט בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Terri Krivosha for a speedy and full recovery of her husband, Hayim ben Fage Rivah, Hayim Herring, from Covid.  Different rabbis would start their drashot on the Megillah from various verses from the Prophets and the Writings and connected them to the story of Purim. After mentioning various “beginnings” of…

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Megillah 12

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 24, 2021 | כ׳ בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Shaindy Kurzmann in honor of the yahrzeit of her mother, Rivkah bat HaRav Simchah Bunim, this Shabbat, 21 Tevet. “My youngest sister, who lives in Neve Daniel, and I, who live in Monsey, have just found out this week – after two years! – that both of us have been…

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Megillah 13

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 25, 2021 | כ״א בטבת תשפ״ב

Today’s daf is sponsored by Keren Sherrington on her birthday in loving memory of her grandfather Avraham and grandmothers Miriam and Chana. “I miss them and am honored that my daughters are named after them and keep their memories alive.” Today’s daf is also sponsored by Susan Cashdan in loving memory of her father Yitzchak…

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