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Weaving Wisdom

Rabbis, Archaeologist and Linguists

In the Daf Yomi, we see many interesting discussions about...
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Shabbat 53: Why Coffee Is Allowed on Shabbat (a good thing, too)

First, the distinction between medicine for a person as compared...
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Shabbat 52: An Unruly Red Heifer

Animals in the public domain - what can they wear,...
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Shabbat 51: Herding Cats

Can you insulate to keep things cold? R. Yehudah HaNasi...
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Shabbat 50: Washing Your Face in the Service of God

Again, the overlap of hatmanah and muktzah, and again, the...
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Shabbat 49: Doves’ Wings

More hatmanah/insulation. Elisha (not the prophet). Explaining why the dove....
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Shabbat 48: Keeping the Soup Hot Friday Night

The new perek! Insulating food on Shabbat, without cooking it....
daf yomi One week at a time (1)

Shabbat 38-46 – Daf Yomi: One Week at a Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVHiL6DOBc Join Rabbanit Dr. Tamara Spitz each week as she...
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Shabbat 47: What Do Clothes Mean to You? Halakhic Subjectivity (in a good way)

First, an unusual use of a biblical verse that we...
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Shabbat 46: Living Proof

Stories of Hazal - how they kept the laws of...
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Shabbat 45: When You Hang a Burning Lamp in Your Palm Tree

More on Muktzah. Including the case in the title, and...
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Shabbat 44: Ick, don’t touch that! Exactly.

More Muktzah. Still no statement to that effect by the...
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