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Taanit 6

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 18, 2021 | 讬状讚 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

Mazal tov to Daniel and Sara Berelowitz on the birth of a grandson – a son to Eliyahu and Hadar. What is the source of the word 鈥測oreh鈥, the first rains?聽 Does it comes from 鈥渕oreh鈥 meaning teaching (to prepare for the rainy season), 鈥渕arveh鈥 meaning saturating the ground, or from 鈥測ored鈥 meaning it comes…

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Taanit 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 19, 2021 | 讟状讜 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

Today鈥檚 daf is sponsored by Meir & Ahuva Balofsky in loving memory of Meir’s father, Yosef Menachem ben Reuven v’Shoshana. Today鈥檚 daf is also sponsored by Rabbi Lee Wax in loving memory of her beloved mother’s first yahrzeit, Myrna Wax z鈥漧, Merna Miriam bat David v’Tzipporah. 鈥淗er stone-setting is also today. A woman of strength,…

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Taanit 8 – Shabbat November 20

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 20, 2021 | 讟状讝 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

This is the daf for Shabbat. For Friday’s daf, click here. Today鈥檚 daf is sponsored by Racheli Mendelson in loving memory of her mother Shoshana bat Shraga Feivel and Rivka. 鈥淪tudying was a big part of her life right until her last moments. She learned Gemara even when women did not think about studying Gemara…

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Taanit 9

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 21, 2021 | 讬状讝 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

This week’s daf is sponsored by Pamela Kaplan in loving memory of the 17th yahrzeit of her father, David Kaplan, David Abba ben Aharon. Today鈥檚 daf is sponsored by Betsy and Tevie Mehlman in loving memory of Gitel Leah bat Moshe David (Gloria Mehlman) on her yahrzeit yesterday (16th Kislev). May her memory be blessed.…

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Taanit 10

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 22, 2021 | 讬状讞 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

Today鈥檚 learning is dedicated in memory of Eliyahu Dovid Kay who was murdered yesterday in the Old City. Today’s daf is also sponsored anonymously for a friend for a full and speedy recovery. The Gemara brings several statements about the uniqueness of Israel as compared to other countries in the world. A braita is brought…

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Taanit 11

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 23, 2021 | 讬状讟 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

Today鈥檚 daf is sponsored by Jason Friedman in honor of Danielle Novetsky Friedman鈥檚 birthday today. Wishing you all the best on this special day. Happy birthday!聽 One who is traveling should eat small amounts of food either because it is not good for one鈥檚 intestines or because the food will run out. In what cases…

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Taanit 12

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 24, 2021 | 讻壮 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

What does “fasting for hours” mean and how does Rav Chisda define this? Is it considered fasting if one does not fast until sunset? Rav Chisda held that it is not a fast and the Gemara brings three sources that raise a difficulty on his opinion. Shmuel says one who accepts upon oneself to fast…

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Taanit 13

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 25, 2021 | 讻状讗 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

Today鈥檚 daf is sponsored by Bill and Shira Futornick in loving memory of their grandmother and great-grandmother Ruth, Rivka Rachel bat Chaim Tzvi z鈥漧, on her 39th yahrzeit. 鈥淪he lost her husband at an early age and raised two daughters as a single mom. Grandma Ruth was the embodiment of kindness and chutzpah.鈥 Today鈥檚 daf…

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Taanit 14

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 26, 2021 | 讻状讘 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

The question against Rav Yitzchak’s opinion regarding an individual who says the ‘aneinu‘ prayer adds it in the blessing of ‘shomea tefilla‘ is resolved. Do we hold like Rav Yitzchak? Do pregnant and nursing women fast on public fasts? When it says in the Mishna that on the third set of fasts, ‘matri’in‘ – does…

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Taanit 15 – Shabbat November 27

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 27, 2021 | 讻状讙 讘讻住诇讜 转砖驻状讘

This is the daf for Shabbat. For Friday’s daf, click here. How do the prayers work during the last set of fasts? The Ark is taken into the street – why? Ashes are placed on the heads of the leaders and then the people also put on their own heads. An elder gets up and…

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