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Pesachim 112

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 13, 2021 | ื›ืดื˜ ื‘ืื“ืจ ืชืฉืคืดื

  The gemara discusses the importance of washing oneโ€™s hands after particular activities such as cutting hair or nails. One should not drink water on particular nights or from streams and lakes as there are evil spirits. If one is thirsty, the gemara offers suggestions of what one can do. Why does the mishna tell…

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Pesachim 113

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 14, 2021 | ืืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

This month of learning is sponsored by Bill Futornick in memory of Rabbi David Teitelbaum z”l, “who led Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City, CA for 38 years. Rabbi Teitelbaum was a man who led by example. He worked tirelessly for civil rights, marching in Selma with Dr. King and Rabbi Heschel, and he was…

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Pesachim 114

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 15, 2021 | ื‘ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

Today’s Daf is sponsored by Tova and David Kestenbaum in memory of Tova’s grandmother, Yehudit bat Reuven Pinchas V’Chaya Gutsia. “She was a true Eshet Chayil, the best Bubby, and a woman whose “hachnassat orchim” knew no bounds.” And by Yehudit Robinson. “Happy birthday to Sarah and Bracha! Sarah, you are an amazing and inspiring…

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Pesachim 115

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 16, 2021 | ื’ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

If one eats the same vegetable for karpas and maror, when is the blessing โ€œon eating marorโ€ blessed? Is it possible or desirable to wrap matza and maror together for eating as they did in the temple? Did they really do that in the time of the temple? This has to do with the controversy…

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Pesachim 116

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 17, 2021 | ื“ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

What is the reason for dipping in charoset? Is it a mitzva or is it for some other reason? Why is charoset not liquidy? The second cup is poured at the seder and ten the section of telling the story begins. It begins with asking questions and the mishna brings questions that one asks “ma…

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Pesachim 117

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 18, 2021 | ื”ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

The gemara brings a debate regarding various words in the Torah that end with “ื™ื”” – are they written as one word or two. What is the meaning of the word ื”ืœืœื•ื™ื”? Who is the writing/first recitation of Hallel attributed to? Was the book of Psalms written by David as personal prayers or prayers for…

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Pesachim 118

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 19, 2021 | ื•ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

Today’s Daf is sponsored by Ellen Golub in memory of her brother, Richard Dennis Golub, Pesach Nahum ben Aryey Leib v’Leah, “on his 62nd yahrzeit. Yehi zichrono l’vracha.” And by Rachel Leiser Levy “lโ€™zecher nishmat Moshe b Betzalel v’Shprintza Pessel, my beloved father. Born in Berlin in 1931, Pesach, the holiday of liberation, was his…

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Pesachim 119

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 20, 2021 | ื–ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

Today’s daf is sponsoredย  by Tova and David Kestenbaum in memory of Tova’s grandmother, Ida Rivkin, a”h (Chaya Chasha bat Zvi Zeev and Leah Yente). “She was a wonderful Bubby. I will always remember her for how she davened with tremendous Kavanah, 3 times a day. May she continue to be a “Meilitsat Yosher” for…

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Pesachim 120

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 21, 2021 | ื—ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

Today’s Daf is sponsored by Sabina Weitzman in honor of her husband, Michael Camber, “a loving son and brother, husband and father โ€“ who encourages me in all things. I thank G-d for blessing me with the gift of this good man.” Is one forbidden to eat after matza? There are two different versions of…

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Pesachim 121 – Siyum Masechet Pesachim

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 22, 2021 | ื˜ืณ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื

Today’s siyum is sponsored by Lynn Horwitz for the 6th yartzeit of ืจื—ืœ ื™ื•ื ื™ื ื” ื‘ืช ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื™ืขืงื‘ ื•ืœืื” ืจื™ื™ื–ืœย  which will be on the first night of Pesach, Leil HaSeder. “It seems fitting to sponsor this siyum in Rachelโ€™s memory as it was Rachel who inspired me to start daf yomi.ย  When Rachel decided to…

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