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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah 13

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 22, 2021 | ื˜ืดื– ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Today’s daf is sponsored by Debbie Gevir to commemorate the 3rdย Yarzheit of her dear father, Joseph Gindsberg on the 17th of Cheshvan.ย  “Amongst his many unique qualities, my father had a love for language and a particular expertise in using it to enhance Torah reading and liturgical practice. I am sure he would be proud…

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Rosh Hashanah 14

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 23, 2021 | ื™ืดื– ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

How do the three statements of Shmuel works together and can be explained in a way that his statements don’t contradict each other? There is a debate between Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Yosi HaGalili about why vegetables are not treated like grains, grapes and olives regarding the stage at which maaser and shmita is determined.…

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Rosh Hashanah 15

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 24, 2021 | ื™ืดื— ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Today’s daf is sponsored by Beth Kissileff, on the 18 of Heshvan, in memory of the eleven Jews killed at Dor Hadash, New Light and Tree of Life synagogues in Pittsburgh in 2018. “They were all people who came early to shul and were concerned about creating community, in their individual ways and within their…

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Rosh Hashanah 16

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 25, 2021 | ื™ืดื˜ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Todayโ€™s daf is sponsored by Stacey Goodstein Ashtamker in memory of her beloved mother Arlene Goodstein whose 6th yahrzeit is today. “My mother was a very special woman who loved to learn and who was especially committed to Judaism and built a strong Jewish home. She would be amazed that I began this daf yomi…

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Rosh Hashanah 17

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 26, 2021 | ื›ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Today’s daf is dedicated in memory of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on his first yahrzeit. And for a refuah shleima to Hannah bat Hessa.ย  There is a Beit Shamai/Beit Hillel debate regarding what will happen to the middle person (beinoni) during the resurrection of the dead. Will they descend to Hell to achieve atonement and then…

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Rosh Hashanah 18

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 27, 2021 | ื›ืดื ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Today’s Daf is sponsored by Rina Goldberg in memory of her aunt, Valley Densa, z”l, “who lived to the age of 100 plus. She, like her siblings, was educated in the Hildesheimer Yeshiva in Berlin and lived a life replete with Chesed.” And by the Fortinskys “Mazal tov to Goody and Eric Weil, on Netanel…

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Rosh Hashanah 19

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 28, 2021 | ื›ืดื‘ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

There is a controversy over whether or not Megillat Taanit was canceled after the destruction of the Temple. Some amoraim raise a number of difficulties from tannaitic sources against the opinion of Rav and Rabbi Chanina that the Megillat Taanit was canceled. Through one of the sources brought, we learn that the Megillat Taanit forbade…

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Rosh Hashanah 20

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 29, 2021 | ื›ืดื’ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Today’s daf is sponsored by Diana Bloom “in loving memory of my Zeyde, Israel Marmurek Israel ben Manes, on the occasion of his yahrzeit on 17 Cheshvan.” The court in Israel sent a message to Mar Ukva in Babylonia that Nissan is always a 29 day month. They are two different version of Rav Nachmanโ€™s…

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Rosh Hashanah 21

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 30, 2021 | ื›ืดื“ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Whether or not one needs to keep two days of chag depends on whether or not messengers could reach there both in Nissan and in Tishrei. If in Tishrei there was not enough time to come, but in Nissan there was (due to many days in Tishrei where one cannot travel), even in Nissan one…

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Rosh Hashanah 22

By Michelle Cohen Farber / October 31, 2021 | ื›ืดื” ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื‘

Today’s daf is sponsored by Leah Brick “in honor of my son, Shua Brick, on the occasion of his Chag Hasmicha from Yeshiva University. I am always so proud of you.” There are two versions of the story in which witnesses were detained in Lod on Shabbat and told not to continue because many witnesses…

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