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Sukkah 32

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 8, 2021 | ืœืณ ื‘ืื‘ ืชืฉืคืดื

Today’s daf is sponsored by Josh Waxman in memory of his father, Nahum Waxman, Nahum Gedalia ben Yirmiyahu and Faiga Mina who passed away a few days ago. Yehi Zichro Baruch. The gemara brings a list of disqualifications of lulav and delves into them. How do we know that the verse in the Torah โ€œbranches…

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Sukkah 33

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 9, 2021 | ืืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

Todayโ€™s daf is sponsored by Dina Hirshfeld-Becker in memory of her father Alan Hirshfeld, zichrono livracha, on his third yahrzeit that was last week (August 1). “He was a loving father and grandfather who was committed to his daughters learning Torah.” Can an Egyptian myrtle branch be used for the mitzva of hadas? If the…

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Sukkah 34

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 10, 2021 | ื‘ืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

In the times of the Temple they would surround the altar with aravot, willow branches. There is a debate whether this is derived from a verse or from a halacha lโ€™Moshe mโ€™Sinai. From where do we derive that a tzaftzafa cannot be used as a willow branch for the four minim. How can one tell…

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Sukkah 35

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 11, 2021 | ื’ืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

How do you know that the “fruit of the hadar tree” mentioned in the Torah is an etrog? The gemara brings some answers. Why is an etrog of orla (fruits from the first three years of a tree) prohibited? Is it because it cannot be eaten or because it has no monetary value, meaning it…

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Sukkah 36

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 12, 2021 | ื“ืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

Today’s daf is sponsored by Emma Rinberg in memory of her beloved mum, Marjorie Glick, Miriam Chana bat Menachem Mendel and Rachel on the occasion of her stone setting and shloshim. “May her precious neshama glow brightly in the zechut of our learning together. And by Terri Krivosha for the refuah shleima of her dear…

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Sukkah 37

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 13, 2021 | ื”ืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

Todayโ€™s daf is sponsored by Tali Brown Kozlowski โ€œin honor of the first yahrzeit of my grandfather Harvey Brown, Chayim Eli Ben Yehuda Noach who was an avid learner, always found with a sefer in hand, even on the beach. And also in honor of the first yahrzeit of Rabbi David Moss father of Talia…

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Sukkah 38

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 13, 2021 | ื”ืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

If one did not fulfill one’s mitzva of taking a lulav in the morning, for how long can it be done? If one started eating, should one stop eating and take the lulav? Is it possible to fulfill one’s obligation of Hallel if one doesn’t know the words by having someone else read it for…

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Sukkah 39

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 15, 2021 | ื–ืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

This week’s learning is sponsored in memory of Fred Hochstadter, Ephraim Ben Baruch (yahrzeit on 8 Elul). “Dear Dad: We miss you very much and especially cherish our summer memories of spending time in Cape Cod. We are continuing the tradition and thinking of you. With lots of love, Adam, Carolyn, Michal, Josh, Benny, Izzy,…

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Sukkah 40

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 16, 2021 | ื—ืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

The gemara concludes from the previous discussion that a lulav has sanctity of the shmita year, kโ€™dushat shviit. A difficulty is raised – why should there be a kโ€™dushat shviit in a lulav if it appears in a braita that leaves of a tree do not have kโ€™dushat shviit if they are not collected for…

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Sukkah 41

By Michelle Cohen Farber / August 17, 2021 | ื˜ืณ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืคืดื

Rav Ashi limits the debate between Rabbi Elazar and Rabbi Yochanan regarding how one can transfer the sanctity of shmita fruits. At first, he says they are only debating the case of the fruits themselves but all would agree that money or an item that had kedusha sanctified by the fruits would be able to…

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